Sorry if my pictures gross you out, but I wanted to share this amazing case with you. This man has a disease called Pellagra. Pellagra is caused by a deficiency in Vitamin B3 (Niacin). Patients with pellagra usually have a diet that is rich in unprocessed corn. It can also occur in alcoholics due to malnutrition. The treatment is very simple, you just have to give the patients a vitamin. Ofcourse we ran out of oral Vitamin B Complex today in the hospital so my patient has not been recieving his mediations.
If Pellagra is left untreated it will result in progressive dementia and ultimately death. Pellagra is a very preventable and treatable disease.