Pediatric Acrodermatitis Enteropathica Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 05, 2019
  • Author: KN Siva Subramanian, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What causes pediatric acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

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

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

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

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

What is the prognosis of pediatric acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

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

Presentation

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

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

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Acrodermatitis Enteropathica?

Workup

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

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of pediatric acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

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

Treatment

How is pediatric acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) treated?

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

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

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

What is included in the long-term monitoring of pediatric acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE)?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Skin protectants are used in the treatment of Pediatric Acrodermatitis Enteropathica?

Which medications in the drug class Zinc supplements are used in the treatment of Pediatric Acrodermatitis Enteropathica?