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Nutrition for Developing Countries$
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Felicity Savage-King and Ann Burgess

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780192622334

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.001.0001

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Vitamin A and other vitamin deficiencies

Vitamin A and other vitamin deficiencies

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(p.255) 19 Vitamin A and other vitamin deficiencies
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Nutrition for Developing Countries
Author(s):

Felicity Savage King

Ann Burgess

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0019

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

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