Acquired Protein Energy Malnutrition in Glutaric Acidemia
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 502–504, July/August 2013
How to Cite
Ma, L., Savory, S. and Agim, N. G. (2013), Acquired Protein Energy Malnutrition in Glutaric Acidemia. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: 502–504. doi: 10.1111/pde.12067
- Issue published online: 2 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2013
We report a case of acquired protein energy malnutrition with associated zinc deficiency in an 18-month-old boy with type 1 glutaric acidemia. Physical examination findings included generalized nonpitting edema, widespread desquamative plaques, and sparse hair with a reddish tinge. Laboratory abnormalities included low levels of zinc, albumin, alkaline phosphatase, and iron. A review of skin manifestations of nutritional deficiencies, specifically kwashiorkor, is presented, as well as the relatively new entity called acrodermatitis dysmetabolica.