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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Although the main source of the problem was known and written about as early as 1906 it was only one aspect of the root cause, which turned out to be niacin deficiency.
On the 4th day of admission, niacin deficiency was suspected.
Together with the clinical symptoms, a diagnosis of niacin deficiency (i.
The classical clinical symptoms--pellagra-like dermatitis and neurological involvement--closely resemble those of nutritional niacin deficiency.
The deficiency most typically associated with maize consumption (more than with other cereal grains) is niacin deficiency, which if severe presents as pellagra.
Pellagra induced by niacin deficiency was widespread in the United States during the nineteenth century, but is now long forgotten and rarely seen.