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ID#:3750
Description:This patient was suffering from pellagra due to a niacin deficiency. Dermatitis and swollen tongue are common characteristics.
Pellagra is a disease caused by a dietary deficiency, or failure of the body to absorb niacin, vitamin B3, or tryptophan, an amino acid. Pellagra is characterized by scaly skin sores, diarrhea, mucosal changes, and mental symptoms.
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