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Exfoliative erythema of malnutrition with zinc and essential amino acid deficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15807677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a patient with a desquamating predominantly flexural erythema and glossitis due to a combination of alcoholism, zinc deficiency and amino acid deficiency. A similar clinical picture to necrolytic migratory erythema can be seen with zinc deficiency or protein malnutrition, often in patients with alcoholic liver disease, in the absence of glucagonoma. The speed of clinical improvement following zinc replacement therapy, usually within days to weeks, is striking, confirming the clinical diagnosis.
E J Topham; F J Child
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental dermatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0307-6938     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-05     Completed Date:  2005-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606847     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
St Mary's Hospital, Dermatology, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications
Amino Acids, Essential / deficiency*
Erythema / etiology*,  pathology
Malnutrition / complications*
Middle Aged
Zinc / deficiency*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids, Essential; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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