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What is Pellagra?

Pellagra is a chronic wasting disease associated with skin changes (dermatitis), dementia and diarrhea.

Dermatitis bilateral, symmetrical and is present at sites exposed to the sun and is due to photosensitivity.

The mental changes include fatigue, insomnia, and apathy. Temporary brain dysfunction is characterised by confusion, disorientation, hallucination, and loss of memory and frank psychosis. Diarrhea is due to widespread inflammation of the mucous membrane of the digestive system.

Management:

Replacement of Niacin in small amounts.

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