Acrodermatitis hemorrhagica is due to deficiency of

Acrodermatitis hemorrhagica is due to
deficiency of
a) Zinc
b) Manganese
c) Copper
d) Selenium
Correct Answer - A
Ans. is ‘a’ i.e., Zinc
Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency
Mild deficiency Severe dificiency
Growth retardation Dwarfism
Loss of taste
Poor wound healing
Deformed bones
Night blindness
Skin striae
Nail changes
Acrodermatitis enteropathica is an inherited autosomal recessive
disorder with imapired intestinal disorder and transport of Zinc.
Patient suffers with pustular and bullous dermatitis, alopecia, growth
retardation diarrhoes, secondary infection, lethargy, irritability and
depression. Oral Zinc supplementation leads to remission.
2nd most abundant trace element in the body.
Most common catalytic metal ion in the cell cytoplasm.
Component of more than 100 enzymes like DNA polymerase, RNA
polymerase, transfer RNA synthetase.
It plays role in all stages of insulin metabolism.