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Vitamin A Deficiency Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Deficiency, Vitamin A; Deficiencies, Vitamin A; Vitamin A Deficiencies

Networked: 1471 relevant articles (50 outcomes, 149 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Vitamin A Deficiency

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Vitamin A (Retinol) : 34 outcomes 83 studies in 733 results : FDA 33 Generic
  2. Carotenoids (Carotene) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 66 results : IBA
  3. beta Carotene (Betacarotene) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 33 results : FDA 1
  4. Iron : 2 outcomes 9 studies in 118 results : IBA
  5. Vaccines : 2 outcomes in 4 results : IBA
  6. Tretinoin (Retinoic Acid) : 1 outcome 7 studies in 69 results : FDA 27 Generic
  7. Zinc : 1 outcome 4 studies in 66 results : IBA
  8. Retinoids : 1 outcome 3 studies in 24 results : IBA
  9. Messenger RNA (mRNA) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 33 results : IBA
  10. retinol palmitate (retinyl palmitate) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 21 results : FDA 29
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Diseases Related to Vitamin A Deficiency

  1. Measles
  2. Blindness (Hysterical Blindness)
  3. Iron-Deficiency Anemia (Anemia, Iron Deficiency)
  4. Weight Gain
  5. Anemia
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Key Therapies for Vitamin A Deficiency

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  1. Enteral Nutrition (Feeding, Tube) : 1 outcome in 2 results
  2. Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) : 2 studies in 6 results
  3. Bariatric Surgery : 1 study in 10 results
  4. Hepatectomy : 1 study in 2 results
  5. Biliopancreatic Diversion : 5 results
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