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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
Avitaminosis +     
Ascorbic Acid Deficiency +   
Vitamin A Deficiency +   
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)
Vitamin B Deficiency +   
Vitamin D Deficiency +   
Vitamin E Deficiency +   
vitamin K deficiency bleeding  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: Vitamin A Deficiencies
Primary IDs: MESH:D014802 ;   RDO:0001619
Definition Sources: MESH:D014802

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