Small intestinal deficit in pellagra

Mehta, S. K. ; Kaur, Surrinder ; Avasthi, G. ; Wig, N. N. ; Chhuttani, P. N. (1972) Small intestinal deficit in pellagra American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 25 . pp. 545-549. ISSN 0002-9165

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Twenty-four persons with pellagra were the subjects of absorption testing. Fourteen (58.3%) showed evidence of defective absorption of two or three absorption tests and eight showed (33.3%) abnormality of only one of the tests of absorption. Only two cases (8.3%) were found to be having completely normal absorptive status of the small bowel. Six of these fourteen (42.8%) cases recovered completely or partially on treatment with nicotinic acid. The etiopathogenesis of malabsorption in pellagra is discussed. Patients of both primary as well as secondary pellagra showed similar derangement of small intestinal functions.

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