Yet, after all the studies of the past decade, the old belief that pellagra is essentially of dietary origin is gaining ground.
After this he made some important investigations into the causes of pellagra.
(c) Arrange a well balanced diet for pellagra in which forty grams of protein shall come from milk, meat or eggs.
Summary of two years' study of insects in relation to pellagra.
The Italian disease, pellagra, manifests the features one would expect from an improper food taken under unhygienic conditions.
He said the languorous Southern atmosphere give 'em pellagra or something.
No justification has been established for its use in tuberculosis and pellagra.
pellagra is epidemic in northern Italy and the south of France.
Nervous symptoms are conspicuous and sometimes severe, although the affection is of a milder type than pellagra.
The big overflow drownded me out and my wife died with pellagra in '87.
chronic disease caused by dietary deficiency and characterized by skin eruptions, 1811, a hybrid formed from Latin pellis "skin" (see film (n.)) + Greek agra "a catching, seizure," related to agrein "to take, seize." But OED suggests it might be originally Italian pelle agra "rough skin." Related: Pellagrous.
pellagra pel·lag·ra (pə-lāg'rə, -lā'grə, -lä'-)
A disease caused by a deficiency of niacin and protein in the diet and characterized by skin eruptions, digestive and nervous system disturbances, and eventual mental deterioration.