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Case Report

Pellagra: A Non-Eradicated Old Disease

1st Department of Internal Medicine, Papageorgiou University Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Clin. Pract. 2014, 4(1), 637;
Received: 18 March 2014 / Revised: 18 March 2014 / Accepted: 11 April 2014 / Published: 28 April 2014


We report a case of a 50-year old homeless male who presented with pellagra and pellagrous encephalopathy. The characteristic - if not pathognomonic - skin lesions of pellagra support its diagnosis on solely clinical grounds. Clinicians should keep a high index of suspicion, in certain patient groups, in order to early diagnose and cure this potentially fatal but treatable disease.
Keywords: pellagra; niacin; vitamin B3 deficiency; pellagrous encephalopathy pellagra; niacin; vitamin B3 deficiency; pellagrous encephalopathy

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Savvidou, S. Pellagra: A Non-Eradicated Old Disease. Clin. Pract. 2014, 4, 637.

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Savvidou S. Pellagra: A Non-Eradicated Old Disease. Clinics and Practice. 2014; 4(1):637.

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Savvidou, Savvoula. 2014. "Pellagra: A Non-Eradicated Old Disease" Clinics and Practice 4, no. 1: 637.

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