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Image Number 286 (Pellagra)


Diagnosis: Pellagra

Site: Leg

Sex: F

Age: 68

Type: Clinical

Description: Scaly photodistributed rash on the lower leg

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This elderly Islander lady suffers from Pellagra.She has the typical photodermatitis on the lower legs with groin and face involvement.Pellagra shows the three Ds of diarrhea,dementia and dermatitis.The condition will reverse remarkably quickly on a normal diet.

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