Zinc-responsive necrolytic acral erythema
Synonyms: NAE | Necrolytic acral erythema
A rare skin disease characterized initially by erythematous patches with superficial necrosis at later stages by hyperkeratotic plaques with a rim of dusky erythema of exclusively acral distribution with a predilection for the lower extremities and universal association with hepatitis C virus infection. Patients typically experience pruritus or pain. Serum zinc levels may or may not be decreased although oral zinc supplementation often improves the condition.
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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.
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