Casal, gaspar

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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(¤ 1679, † 1759) Born in Gerona near Barcelona, Casal worked as a city doctor in Oviedo/Asturia from 1717-1750. Casal first described pellagra as "Mal de la Miseria" or "Mal de la Rosa" with inflammatory scaly skin changes, although he did not recognize the causal connection as hypovitaminosis. Named after Casal is the so-called Casal's collar.

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Montaf A (2016) The pellagra yesterday and today - On the trail of a mystery of the century. Nude Dermatol 42: 131-138

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020