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Vitamin A deficiency in cystic fibrosis resulting in xerophthalmia

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Abstract:

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.

Keywords: cystic fibrosis; vitamin A.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Department of Opthalmology, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK 2: Regional Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds UK

Publication date: 1998-12-01

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