Alcoholic with Niacin Deficiency: A Case Study

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Alcoholic with Niacin Deficiency: A Case Study

June 29, 2021 Medicine and Medical 0

The present case study demonstrates the alcoholic with niacin deficiency. Niacin deficiency can occur through genetic disorders, malabsorptive conditions, and interaction with certain medications. Alcohol use disorder is associated with increased malnutrition and can impair the conversion of tryptophan to niacin. A 45 year old male truck driver by occupation chronic alcoholic, normotensive, non-diabetic, with hyper pigmented dermatological lesions on dorsum of hands, Psoriasis of the neck and scalp with topical therapy was presented to emergency casualty with a 15-day fever. With no recovery, the patient was diagnosed with febrile neutropenia, and his prominent dermatological lesions and history of drunkenness led to his diagnosis of pellagra.

Author (S) Details

Dr. Omar Farooq
Internal Medicine, SMHS Hospital, GMC Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Dr. Pervaiz Majeed Zunga
Registrar Internal Medicine, SMHS Hospital Govt. Medical College, Srinagar, India

Dr. Mohd. Iqbal Dar
Internal Medicine, SMHS Hospital, GMC Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Abdul Qayoom
Internal Medicine, SMHS Hospital, GMC Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Samia Rashid
Department of Internal Medicine, GMC Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Javaid Basu
Internal Medicine, SMHS Hospital, GMC Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Dr. Ishrat Hussain Dar
Internal Medicine, SMHS Hospital, GMC Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Dr. Mohd Ashraf
Internal Medicine, SMHS Hospital, GMC Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Shabeena
Internal Medicine, SMHS Hospital, GMC Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

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