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Title Xerophthalmia and Vitamin A
Description Xerophthalmia and Vitamin A. Xerophthalmia unresponsive to vitamin A supplementation
Creation Date 01 October 1998
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Xerophthalmia (dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea) is a major cause of blindness in children in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is associated with vitamin A deficiency and malnutrition in general and, in the presence of adequate dietary intake of vitamin A, is referred to as secondary deficiency. Several mechanisms which have been described are listed below
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