Acrodermatitis Enteropathica (AE) in Ophthalmology Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: John D Sheppard, Jr, MD, MMSc; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What is the pathophysiology of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What is the prevalence of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What is the mortality associated with acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What are the racial predilections of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What are the sexual predilections of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What is the prognosis of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What are the possible ocular surface complications of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What are the possible eyelid complications of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What is included in patient education about acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What causes acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What are the possible complications of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Acrodermatitis Enteropathica (AE) in Ophthalmology?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What is the role of genetic testing in the workup of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Treatment

How is acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What is included in long-term monitoring for acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

When is hospitalization indicated for the treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Medications

What is the role of zinc in the treatment of acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Which medications in the drug class Mineral supplements are used in the treatment of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica (AE) in Ophthalmology?