Basic Summary for Pellagra


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Main name of condition: Pellagra
Other names or spellings: niacin deficiency, nicotinic acid deficiency, vitamin B3 deficiency


What is Pellagra?
  Brief description of Pellagra: Dietary deficiency of vitamin B3 (niacin)
  Parent types of Pellagra: Vitamin deficiency, Vitamin B deficiency
What causes Pellagra?
  Class of Condition for Pellagra: deficiency vitamin
  Causes of Pellagra: see causes of Pellagra
What are the symptoms of Pellagra?
  Symptoms of Pellagra: see symptoms of Pellagra
Society issues for Pellagra
  Hospitalization statistics for Pellagra: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pellagra:
  • 0% (1) of hospital consultant episodes were for niacin deficiency (pellagra) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for niacin deficiency (pellagra) required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for niacin deficiency (pellagra) were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for niacin deficiency (pellagra) were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for niacin deficiency (pellagra) required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for niacin deficiency (pellagra) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for niacin eficiency (pellagra) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for niacin deficiency (pellagra) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for niacin deficiency (pellagra) occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for niacin deficiency (pellagra) occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for niacin deficiency (pellagra) were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (18) of hospital bed days were for niacin deficiency (pellagra) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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