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Vitamin E Deficiency Summary

Description: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN E in the diet, characterized by posterior column and spinocerebellar tract abnormalities, areflexia, ophthalmoplegia, and disturbances of gait, proprioception, and vibration. In premature infants vitamin E deficiency is associated with hemolytic anemia, thrombocytosis, edema, intraventricular hemorrhage, and increasing risk of retrolental fibroplasia and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. An apparent inborn error of vitamin E metabolism, named familial isolated vitamin E deficiency, has recently been identified. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1181)

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

Networked: 788 relevant articles (23 outcomes, 70 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Vitamin E Deficiency

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Vitamin E : 11 outcomes 22 studies in 213 results : FDA 13 Generic
  2. alpha-Tocopherol : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 65 results : FDA 2
  3. Selenium : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 95 results : IBA
  4. Lipofuscin : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 19 results : IBA
  5. alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 4 results : IBA
  6. Antioxidants : 2 outcomes in 12 results : IBA
  7. Tocopherols : 1 outcome 1 study in 14 results : FDA 2
  8. Glutathione (Reduced Glutathione) : 1 outcome in 17 results : IBA
  9. Prostaglandin-Endoperoxide Synthases (Cyclooxygenase) : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  10. Dinoprostone (PGE2) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 3
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Diseases Related to Vitamin E Deficiency

  1. Neurologic Manifestations (Neurological Manifestations)
  2. Cholestasis
  3. Muscular Dystrophies (Muscular Dystrophy)
  4. Friedreich Ataxia (Friedreich's Ataxia)
  5. Nervous System Diseases (Neurological Disorders)
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Key Therapies for Vitamin E Deficiency

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  1. Total Parenteral Nutrition : 1 study in 3 results
  2. Subcutaneous Infusions : 1 study in 1 result
  3. Nephrectomy : 1 study in 1 result
  4. Gastrectomy : 3 results
  5. Intramuscular Injections : 2 results
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