Strachan syndrome

Strachan syndrome

(strā′chăn)
[William H. W. Strachan, Brit. physician, 1857–1921]
The neurological syndrome of amblyopia, painful neuropathy, and orogenital dermatitis that occurs in undernourished persons in many tropical countries. In the U.S., the syndrome occasionally is seen in alcoholic patients. Treatment is symptomatic and includes adequate nutrition. Formerly called Jamaican neuritis.
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Strachan,

William H.W., English physician, 1857-1921.
Strachan syndrome - polyneuritis caused by dietary deprivation.
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