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Disease Vitamin A Deficiency

Name Vitamin A Deficiency
Synonyms Deficiencies, Vitamin A | Deficiency, Vitamin A | Vitamin A Deficiencies
Definition A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN A in the diet, characterized by NIGHT BLINDNESS and other ocular manifestations such as dryness of the conjunctiva and later of the cornea (XEROPHTHALMIA). Vitamin A deficiency is a very common problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries as a consequence of famine or shortages of vitamin A-rich foods. In the United States it is found among the urban poor, the elderly, alcoholics, and patients with malabsorption. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1179)
Categories Nutrition disorder
MeSH® ID D014802

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DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nutrition Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Malnutrition Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Deficiency Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Avitaminosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Vitamin A Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Vitamin A Deficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hypercarotenemia And Vitamin A Deficiency, Autosomal Dominant Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hypercarotenemia And Vitamin A Deficiency, Autosomal Recessive
  Keratomalacia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes