Pellagra: a rare complication of anorexia nervosa
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.
Keywordsanorexia nervosa pellagra niacin
This work was supported by grant 2M7/N/2005 from The Medical University of Warszaw.
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