Pellagra

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Pellagra

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The terms "Pellagra" returned 40 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pellagra affecting a patient with Crohn's disease.
 

Author(s): Shi Hui, Lu Heng, Wang Shaodong, Wang Fangyu, Wang Zhenkai

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;92(6):879-881.

 

Pellagra is a nutritional disease caused by a deficiency of niacin. It may lead to death if not identified and treated timely. We review the literature and report a female patient presented with clinical features of pellagra as a complication of Crohn's disease.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An Outbreak of Pellagra in the Kasese Catchment Area, Dowa, Malawi.
 

Author(s): George Matapandeu, Samuel H Dunn, Patti Pagels

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2017 May;96(5):1244-1247.

 

AbstractPellagra is a deficiency of niacin or its amino acid precursor, tryptophan, which presents with the classic four Ds: the characteristic dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, and eventually death if left untreated. The incidence of pellagra is quite rare presently because of increased ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Wernicke encephalopathy and pellagra in an alcoholic and malnourished patient.
 

Author(s): Norihiko Terada, Kensuke Kinoshita, Shijima Taguchi, Yasuharu Tokuda

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Deficiency of multiple vitamins can be identified in alcoholic and malnourished patients. We report a patient with Wernicke encephalopathy, a B1 deficiency and pellagra, a niacin deficiency. A 61-year-old Japanese man presented with generalised weakness. He had drunk alcohol heavily ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pellagra" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Pellagra].
 

Author(s): Palokinam T Pitche

Journal: Sante. ;15(3):205-8.

 

Pellagra is a systemic disturbance caused by a cellular deficiency of niacin, resulting from inadequate dietary nicotinic acid and/or its precursors, the essential amino-acid tryptophan. In Europe and North America cases of pellagra are rarely encountered, but in some developing countries ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pellagra may be a rare secondary complication of anorexia nervosa: a systematic review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Jonathan E Prousky

Journal: Altern Med Rev. 2003 May;8(2):180-5.

 

Pellagra is a nutritional wasting disease attributable to a combined deficiency of tryptophan and niacin (nicotinic acid). It is characterized clinically by four classic symptoms often referred to as the four Ds: diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death. Prior to the development ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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