European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 417–420 | Cite as

Pellagra: a rare complication of anorexia nervosa

  • Gabriela JagielskaEmail author
  • Celina Elżbieta Tomaszewicz-Libudzic
  • Agata Brzozowska


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.


anorexia nervosa pellagra niacin 



This work was supported by grant 2M7/N/2005 from The Medical University of Warszaw.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriela Jagielska
    • 1
    Email author
  • Celina Elżbieta Tomaszewicz-Libudzic
    • 1
  • Agata Brzozowska
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Child PsychiatryMedical University of WarszawWarszawaPoland

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