Vitamin A deficiency in cystic fibrosis resulting in xerophthalmia
We report a case of severe vitamin A deficiency in a patient with cystic fibrosis due to a combination of poor compliance, malabsorption and probable disordered metabolism of vitamin A in the liver. He presented with severe xerophthalmia, clinical resolution of which necessitated intramuscular vitamin A administration.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Department of Opthalmology, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
Regional Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds UK
Publication date: 1998-12-01