European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 417–420

Pellagra: a rare complication of anorexia nervosa

  • Gabriela Jagielska
  • Celina Elżbieta Tomaszewicz-Libudzic
  • Agata Brzozowska
ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION

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 nervosa pellagra niacin 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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