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May 1977

Skin Changes in Short-Bowel SyndromeKwashiorkor-like Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco. Dr Smith is now with the University of Louisville (Ky) School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(5):657-659. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640050117022

• An infant with short-bowel syndrome developed flexural desquamation and "enamel paint" skin in pressure-bearing areas. Hyperalimentation with amino acid and lipid solution was unsuccessful in correcting the malnutrition and skin changes.

(Arch Dermatol 113:657-659, 1977)