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Vitamin B6 and Skin Lesions in Rats

Naturevolume 144page512 (1939) | Download Citation

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VITAMIN B61 has been defined2 as “that part of the vitamin B2 complex which is responsible for the cure of the specific dermatitis developed by young rats fed on a vitamin B-free diet supplemented with purified vitamin B1 and lactoflavin” (riboflavin). The specific skin lesions (‘rat acrodynia’) are characterized by symmetrical dermatitis with œdematous, scaly skin, mainly on the most peripheral parts of the body, such as the mouth, nose, paws, ears and tail.

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  1. (Fellow in the Dept. of Biochemistry, assigned to Dept. of Pediatrics.) The Babies and Children's Hospital

    • PAUL GYÜRGY
    •  & ROBERT E. ECKARDT
  2. the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

    • PAUL GYÜRGY
    •  & ROBERT E. ECKARDT

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