PELLAGROUS DERMATITIS, STILL NOT UNCOMMON: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Ashwani Rana and Dr. Prajul Mehta*
Pellagra usually results from niacin deficiency and presents with the classic triad of dermatitis, diarrhea, and dementia and eventually death, if it is untreated. The disease can occur due to dietary deficiency or due to interference of metabolism or absorption of niacin as in alcoholism, drug intake or gastrointestinal disease. Pellagra due to primary dietary deficiency is considered rare nowadays. We describe an adult female with classical features of pellagra but lacking involvement of face and neck, possibly due to dietary deficiency.
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