Pellagra secondary to selective eating in a child with autism

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Abstract

Once a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, health care providers rarely see primary pellagra in developed countries where fortification of foods with niacin is commonplace and niacin-rich foods are generally widely available. We report a ten-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder who presented with photosensitive dermatitis which resolved after vitamin supplementation and dietary changes. In this child, the pellagra developed as the result of a long-term pattern of selective eating. Restricted diets, even to the point of nutrient deficiencies, are well-documented among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)698-700
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric dermatology
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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