[Pellagra in anticonvulsive therapy].


The case of a mentally handicapped female patient is presented who developed typical pellagra with dermatitis, diarrhoea and mental alteration following a long-term antiepileptic treatment with phenytoin, ethosuximide and valproic acid. In addition, she had a deficient meat intake. A course of treatment with multivitamins proved successful in resolving the symptoms within 2 weeks.

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@article{Hebestreit1990PellagraIA, title={[Pellagra in anticonvulsive therapy].}, author={Helge Uwe Hebestreit and J. Pannenbecker and A M Mingers and H E Bartels}, journal={Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde : Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinderheilkunde}, year={1990}, volume={138 12}, pages={808-10} }