Hartnup Disease Masked by Kwashiorkor
Keywords:Acrodermatitis, Case studies, Hartnup disease, Kwashiorkor, Turkey
This report describes an 11-month old girl with Hartnup disease presenting with kwashiorkor and acrodermatitis enteropathica-like skin lesions but free of other clinical findings. This case with kwashiorkor had acrodermatitis enteropathica-like desquamative skin eruption. Since zinc level was in the normal range, investigation for a metabolic disorder was considered, and Hartnup disease was diagnosed.
Key words: Acrodermatitis; Case studies; Hartnup disease; Kwashiorkor; Turkey
J HEALTH POPUL NUTR 2010 Aug;28(4):413-415