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Gray hair and acrodermatitis enteropathica-like dermatitis: an unexpected presentation of cystic fibrosis.
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PMID:  21424670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Presentation of cystic fibrosis (CF) with an acrodermatitis enteropathica-like skin rash, anemia, and hypoproteinemia without pulmonary disease is rarely reported before. We describe an 11-month-old boy with rash and edema as the presenting signs of cystic fibrosis. The interesting additional finding in our patient was the graying hair after 3 months of age. A reversal of the gray hair was observed by pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy. In conclusion, acrodermatitis-like eruption and hypoproteinemia can be a presenting sign of CF. Graying hair has not been noticed so far as a sign of CF in these patients.
Authors:
Buket Dalgic; Odul Egritas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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