Pellagra: a rare complication of anorexia nervosa
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- Jagielska, G., Tomaszewicz-Libudzic, C. & Brzozowska, A. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2007) 16: 417. doi:10.1007/s00787-007-0613-4
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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.