mal de la rosa


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Noun1.mal de la rosa - a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin)mal de la rosa - a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
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The "country fever of Constantinople" is cross-referenced to brucellosis, "French pox" to syphilis, and mal de la rosa and mal del sole to pellagra.