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:

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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Pellagra Pre-Goldberger: Rupert Blue, Fleming Sandwith, and The "Vitamine Hypothesis".
 

Author(s): Charles S Bryan, Shane R Mull

Journal: Trans. Am. Clin. Climatol. Assoc.. 2015 ;126():20-45.

 

The conquest of pellagra is commonly associated with one name: Joseph Goldberger of the US Public Health Service, who in 1914 went south, concluded within 4 months that the cause was inadequate diet, spent the rest of his life researching the disease, and--before his death from cancer ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Thompson-McFadden Commission and Joseph Goldberger: contrasting 2 historical investigations of pellagra in cotton mill villages in South Carolina.
 

Author(s): Stephen J Mooney, Justin Knox, Alfredo Morabia

Journal: Am. J. Epidemiol.. 2014 Aug;180(3):235-44.

 

As pellagra reached epidemic proportions in the United States in the early 20th century, 2 teams of investigators assessed its incidence in cotton mill villages in South Carolina. The first, the Thompson-McFadden Commission, concluded that pellagra was likely infectious. The second, ...

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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