Enteropathic acrodermatitis

Enteropathic acrodermatitisENTEROPATHIC ACRODERMATITIS (syndrome Brandt syndrome Danbolt-Kloss). Disease in infants coincides with the beginning of the lure, Etiology and pathogenesis. The basis of the disease, the deficiency of zinc in the body due to its lack of dietary or when violations of its absorption in the intestine. Zinc deficiency reduces the activity of many enzymes and is the basis of metabolic disorders, especially carbohydrates and proteins. The clinical picture. Vesiculitis, pustular, bullous dermatitis distal parts of the limbs, around the natural orifices of the body, often alopecia, loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, mucous membranes of the yeast fungi, gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, steatorrhea, rich with the odor of feces). Further malnutrition, secondary purulent infection, growth retardation. The diagnosis is confirmed by detection of low levels of zinc in the blood. Differential diagnosis should be done with a syndrome of impaired intestinal absorption, dermatitis. Treatment. Zinc sulfate up to 100-150 mg/day for 2-3 months, enzyme preparations. The prognosis for early detection and treatment is favorable. Prevention - compliance with the rules of feeding in accordance with the age of the child..

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