Pellagra

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Pellagra

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The terms "Pellagra" returned 43 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 24 Jul 2014

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A rare case of alcoholic pellagra encephalopathy with startle myoclonus and marked response to niacin therapy: time for a new dictum?
 

Author(s): Bhawna Sharma, Raghavendra Bakki Sannegowda, Rahul Jain, Parul Dubey, Swayam Prakash

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We report a case of 56-year-old man, chronic alcoholic, presented to us with progressive weakness in all the four limbs with stiffness and gait disturbance since 1-year associated with cognitive impairment. On examination he had mild confusion, spastic quadriparesis with brisk reflexes, ...

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2013

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Dermatitis as one of the 3 Ds of pellagra.
 

Author(s): Nayan K Desai, Brian P Gable

Journal: Mayo Clin. Proc.. 2012 Dec;87(12):e113.

 

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2012

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

Pellagra and alcoholism: a biochemical perspective.
 

Author(s): Abdulla A-B Badawy

Journal: Alcohol Alcohol.. ;49(3):238-50.

 

Historical and clinical aspects of pellagra and its relationship to alcoholism are reviewed from a biochemical perspective. Pellagra is caused by deficiency of niacin (nicotinic acid) and/or its tryptophan (Trp) precursor and is compounded by B vitamin deficiencies. Existence on maize ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Pellagra encephalopathy in the context of alcoholism: review and case report.
 

Author(s): Marta López, José M Olivares, German E Berrios

Journal: Alcohol Alcohol.. ;49(1):38-41.

 

The aim of the study was to review and describe the Alcoholic Pellagra Encephalopathy, a severe neuropsychiatric condition caused by a combination of niacin (vitamin B3) deficiency and alcohol abuse.

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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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: 2 Jun 2003

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