65. Skin Manifestations of Nutritional Disorders

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. Luz Orozco-Covarrubias MD and
  2. Carola Durán McKinster MD, PhD

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch65

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Orozco-Covarrubias, L. and Durán McKinster, C. (2011) Skin Manifestations of Nutritional Disorders, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch65

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Dermatology, National Institute of Paediatrics, Mexico City, Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • acrodermatitis enteropathica;
  • anorexia nervosa;
  • bulimia;
  • kwashiorkor;
  • marasmus;
  • Menkes' syndrome;
  • obesity;
  • pellagra;
  • scurvy;
  • vitamin deficiencies

Summary

Nutritional disorders affect biochemical pathways in multiple organs, producing systemic consequences. Protein energy malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies have a lasting effect on the growth and development of children. Mucocutaneous changes are among the most frequent manifestations of malnutrition. Cutaneous findings in nutritional disorders can be specific. In this chapter the mucocutaneous findings of protein energy malnutrition, fatty acid deficiency, vitamin deficiencies, mineral deficiencies and eating disorders are discussed.