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 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: 2 Sep 2015

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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: 24 Jul 2014

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Pellagra in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome.
 

Author(s): Imed Ben Ghorbel, Noureddine Litaiem, Ines Chelly, Habib Houman

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A 27-year-old woman presented with persistent dryness of the mouth and eyes. She presented with permanent photodistributed rash involving the face and distal extremities. Laboratory tests showed positive Sjögren's syndrome (SS)-A and SS-B antibodies. Histological examination of minor ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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The terms "Pellagra" returned 4 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].
 

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: 6 Oct 2005

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