European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 417–420

Pellagra: a rare complication of anorexia nervosa

Authors

    • Department of Child PsychiatryMedical University of Warszaw
  • Celina Elżbieta Tomaszewicz-Libudzic
    • Department of Child PsychiatryMedical University of Warszaw
  • Agata Brzozowska
    • Department of Child PsychiatryMedical University of Warszaw
ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION

DOI: 10.1007/s00787-007-0613-4

Cite this article as:
Jagielska, G., Tomaszewicz-Libudzic, C. & Brzozowska, A. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2007) 16: 417. doi:10.1007/s00787-007-0613-4

Abstract

Pellagra is a potentially fatal, nutritional disease with cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and neuropsychiatric manifestations. Because of the diversity of pellagra’s signs and symptoms, diagnosis is difficult without an appropriate index of suspicion. A case of pellagra in a 14-year-old girl with anorexia nervosa is presented. Signs and symptoms of pellagra were resolved after niacin therapy and dietary treatment.

Keywords

anorexia nervosapellagraniacin

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