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Vitamin A and other vitamin deficiencies

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Second edition

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192622334
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0019
Vitamin A and other vitamin deficiencies

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This chapter discusses vitamin A deficiency (VAD), which is one of the most important diseases in children because it can damage the eye and cause blindness, and may increase the risk of infection and death. Topics covered include people at special risk for VAD, monitoring children at special risk for VAD, warning signs of xerophthalmia, and preventing VAD.

Keywords: vitamin A deficiency; children; vision; eyes; blindness; nutrition; xerophthalmia

Chapter.  5417 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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