oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A clinical description of the main nutritional disorders encountered in the Salisbury Native Hospital in a series of 54 consecutive cases studied in 1954

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The main patterns seen in 54 consecutive cases of nutritional disease admitted to the Salisbury African Hospital are descriptionbed. Although a considerable degree of overlapping was noted, the most common type encountered was pellagra (22 cases). Next came deficiency in vitamin A (B). Twelve cases were considered to be a mixture of vitamin A and vitamin B complex deficiency disorders. There was one case of ""pure"" scurvy and six cases had mainly dry skin t ""dry skin type""). A descriptionption of the dermatoses met with in the series is given.

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