pellagra

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Synonyms for pellagra

a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin)

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It should be noted that not only niacin deficiency, but also zinc deficiency can lead to skin symptoms [27].
Pellagra induced by niacin deficiency was widespread in the United States during the nineteenth century, but is now long forgotten and rarely seen.
A vitamin C deficiency causes bleeding skin and gums; niacin deficiency results in a red scaly rash; lack of riboflavin causes redness and cracking at the corners of the mouth; deficiencies of zinc, essential fatty acids or protein produce redness, skin lesions and hair loss.
Niacin deficiency is characterised by which of the following symptoms?
Physical illnesses can also cause dementia, such as an underactive thyroid, vitamin B12, folic acid, or niacin deficiency, high calcium levels and certain types of infection.