Ethionamide-induced Pellagra.


Pellagra is a disorder characterized by dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia and eventually death, resulting from a deficiency of niacin or its precursor tryptophan. Ethionamide (a second-line antituberculosis agent)-induced pellagra is rarely encountered in clinical practice. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with nicotinamide can prevent life-threatening complications. To date, only three cases have been reported. We report a 13-year-old girl presenting with ethionamide-induced pellagra that resolved after the administration of niacin.

DOI: 10.1093/tropej/fmv021

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@article{Gupta2015EthionamideinducedP, title={Ethionamide-induced Pellagra.}, author={Yashashree Gupta and Ira Shah}, journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics}, year={2015}, volume={61 4}, pages={301-3} }