| SHORT REPORT
|Year : 1987 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 129--130
Acrodermatitis Enteropathica Type-II in Libya
Abdalla Ibraham EI-Sherif, Ibtisam Mahdi EI-Mangoush, Mohammad Suleman Belhaj, JS Pasricha
A 6 mouth old Libyan girl was seen with well - defined erythematous scaly, exudative and crusted lesions around the mouth, neck, back perineum, thighs and legs suggestive of acrodermatitis enteropathica. Two of the 3 other siblings had also suffered from similar lesions for a month or so at the age of 5-7 months. All of them were on breast feeding and improved on weaning. This is believed to be type II acrodermatitis enteropathica caused by deficient secretion of zinc in the mother's milk.
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