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Chapter-03 Nutritional Deficiencies

BOOK TITLE: Illustrated Textbook of Dermatology

Author
1. Pasricha JS
2. Gupta Ramji
ISBN
9788180615658
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10378_3
Edition
3/e
Publishing Year
2006
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2. Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India, Indraprashtha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Describes the diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies which affect the skin. The major diseases include phrynoderma, pellagra, angular stomatitis, cheilitis and acrodermatitis enteropathica. The deficiencies in some of the cases are caused by deficient food intake, while in others defective absorption of the nutrients from the intestine due to diseases, concomitant diseases which increase the demand of food items, or drugs which compete with some nutrient to prevent its gastro-intestinal absorption. Some diseases are based on genetic defects.

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