Pellagra Encephalopathy following B-Complex Vitamin Treatment without Niacin

@article{Pitsavas2004PellagraEF,
  title={Pellagra Encephalopathy following B-Complex Vitamin Treatment without Niacin},
  author={Stergios Pitsavas and Christina Andreou and F Bascialla and Vasilis P. Bozikas and Athanasios Karavatos},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={91 - 95}
}
Pellagra is caused by nicotinic acid deficiency; it is rarely encountered in developed countries, and it is mainly related to poverty and malnutrition, as well as with chronic alcoholism. We report the case of an alcoholic patient who was diagnosed with pellagra and administered B-complex vitamin tablets that did not contain niacin. A few weeks later, the patient developed nervousness, irritability, insomnia and, consequently, delusional ideas and hallucinations, for which he had to be… Expand
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