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What is Vitamin A deficiency?

What is Vitamin A deficiency?

  • Vitamin A deficiency: Dietary deficiency of vitamin A.
  • Vitamin A deficiency: condition due to a deficiency of vitamin A.
    Source - Diseases Database

Vitamin A deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Vitamin A deficiency, or a subtype of Vitamin A deficiency, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vitamin A deficiency: Introduction

Types of Vitamin A deficiency:

Broader types of Vitamin A deficiency:

How serious is Vitamin A deficiency?

Complications of Vitamin A deficiency: see complications of Vitamin A deficiency

What causes Vitamin A deficiency?

Causes of Vitamin A deficiency: see causes of Vitamin A deficiency

What are the symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency?

Symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency: see symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency

Complications of Vitamin A deficiency: see complications of Vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vitamin A deficiency.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vitamin A deficiency.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vitamin A deficiency: Family Practice Physician, Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vitamin A deficiency.
Treatments for Vitamin A deficiency: see treatments for Vitamin A deficiency
Prevention of Vitamin A deficiency: see prevention of Vitamin A deficiency
Research for Vitamin A deficiency: see research for Vitamin A deficiency

Society issues for Vitamin A deficiency


Hospitalization statistics for Vitamin A deficiency: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Vitamin A deficiency:

  • 0.0001% (13) of hospital consultant episodes were for vitamin A deficiency in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for vitamin A deficiency required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for vitamin A deficiency were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for vitamin A deficiency were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Vitamin A deficiency:

Organs and body systems related to Vitamin A deficiency include:

Name and Aliases of Vitamin A deficiency

Main name of condition: Vitamin A deficiency

Class of Condition for Vitamin A deficiency: deficiency vitamin

Other names or spellings for Vitamin A deficiency:

Xerotic Keratitis, Keratomalacia, Night Blindness, Retinol Deficiency
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vitamin A deficiency: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Vitamin A deficiency:

 

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