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Pellagrous dermatitis: a forgotten entity
  1. Sreeramu Suggu,
  2. Shruti Kakar,
  3. Mala Bhalla
  1. Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Mala Bhalla, Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India; malabhalla{at}

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A 50-year-old male patient presented with 3-month history of itchy, reddish, scaly lesions over both arms. There was no significant history of any systemic complaints or long-term medication intake. Patient was a chronic alcoholic for last 30 years. On examination, there were erythematous scaly plaques limited to extensors of both upper limbs with clear demarcation and sparing of the covered areas (figure 1). Mucosa, hair and nails were normal. A provisional diagnosis of pellagrous dermatitis was made and investigations done which revealed normal …

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  • Contributors Mala Bhalla, Shruti Kakar and Suggu SreeRamu had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and designby Malla Bhalla.Acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data by Suggu Sree Ramu and Shruti Kakar.Drafting of the manuscript by Suggu Sree Ramu. Critical revision of the manuscriptfor important intellectual content by Mala Bhalla.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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