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Which group of three of the following five statements (A-E) contains all three correct statements regarding beri-beri ? 

A. A crippling disease prevalent among the native population of sub-Sahara Africa

B. A deficiency disease caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin-B,)

C. A nutritional disorder in infants and young children when the diet is persistently deficient in essential protein

D. Occurs in those countries where the staple diet is polished rice

E. The symptoms are pain from neuritis, paralysis, muscle wasting, progressive oedema, mental deterioration and finally heart failure

(a) A, B and D

(b) B, C and E

(c) A, C and E

(d) B, D and E