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Symptoms of Pellagra

Symptoms of Pellagra: Introduction

Pellagra classically causes a trio of symptoms that affect the gastrointestinal system, the skin and the nervous system. The most typical symptoms include diarrhea, dermatitis and dementia.

In addition to dermatitis, other symptoms that affect the skin can include a red, scaly rash, itching, burning of the skin, and the develoment of thick, cracked skin and lesions.

In addition to diarrhea, other symptoms that affect the gastrointestinal tract can include nausea, vomiting and poor appetite. These can lead to increased malnutrition.

In addition to dementia, symptoms can occur in the nervous system. Symptoms can include confusion, headache, depression, disorientation, anxiety and tremors. Serious complications of untreated pellagra include coma and death....more about Pellagra »

Symptoms of Pellagra

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Pellagra includes the 8 symptoms listed below:

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The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Pellagra includes:

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Pellagra as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Pellagra, it is also important to consider Pellagra as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Pellagra may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Pellagra. This signs and symptoms information for Pellagra has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Pellagra signs or Pellagra symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Pellagra may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Pellagra symptoms.

 

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