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Image Number 1559 (Pellagra)


Diagnosis: Pellagra

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: M

Age: 34


Description: Photosensitive dermatitis.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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History: An adult heavy-alcoholic farmer in his thirties presented with a well-demarcated, red scaly rash (sun burn-like) with burning sensation in a photo-sensitive distribution (face, neck and forearms) of two weeks duration. The patient was asked to quit alcohol and given multivitamin supplement which resulted in a very good improvement with a matter of few days.

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