Night blindness in a teenager with cystic fibrosis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254894
Title:
Night blindness in a teenager with cystic fibrosis.
Authors:
Roddy, Marie Frances; Greally, Peter; Clancy, Geraldine; Leen, Gerardine; Feehan, Sinead; Elnazir, Basil
Affiliation:
Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. marie.roddy@amnch.ie
Citation:
Night blindness in a teenager with cystic fibrosis. 2011, 26 (6):718-21 Nutr Clin Pract
Publisher:
Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Journal:
Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254894
DOI:
10.1177/0884533611420442
PubMed ID:
21959340
Abstract:
This article describes the case of a 16-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis who presented with difficulty seeing in the dark. He had a history of bowel surgery at birth, and he developed cystic fibrosis liver disease and osteopenia during his teenage years. He always had good lung function. When his serum vitamin A level was checked, it was undetectable in sample. He was diagnosed with night blindness and commenced on high-dose vitamin A. His symptoms resolved within 3 days. However, it took over 1 year for his vitamin A level to return to normal. This case emphasizes the importance of monitoring vitamin levels in cystic fibrosis to detect deficiency and prevent long-term consequences, and it highlights the challenges encountered during the course of night blindness treatment.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Cystic Fibrosis; Dietary Supplements; Humans; Male; Night Blindness; Treatment Outcome; Vitamin A; Vitamin A Deficiency
ISSN:
1941-2452

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoddy, Marie Francesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreally, Peteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorClancy, Geraldineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeen, Gerardineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFeehan, Sineaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorElnazir, Basilen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-07T11:21:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-07T11:21:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.citationNight blindness in a teenager with cystic fibrosis. 2011, 26 (6):718-21 Nutr Clin Practen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1941-2452-
dc.identifier.pmid21959340-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0884533611420442-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/254894-
dc.description.abstractThis article describes the case of a 16-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis who presented with difficulty seeing in the dark. He had a history of bowel surgery at birth, and he developed cystic fibrosis liver disease and osteopenia during his teenage years. He always had good lung function. When his serum vitamin A level was checked, it was undetectable in sample. He was diagnosed with night blindness and commenced on high-dose vitamin A. His symptoms resolved within 3 days. However, it took over 1 year for his vitamin A level to return to normal. This case emphasizes the importance of monitoring vitamin levels in cystic fibrosis to detect deficiency and prevent long-term consequences, and it highlights the challenges encountered during the course of night blindness treatment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutritionen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutritionen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshCystic Fibrosis-
dc.subject.meshDietary Supplements-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNight Blindness-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.subject.meshVitamin A-
dc.subject.meshVitamin A Deficiency-
dc.titleNight blindness in a teenager with cystic fibrosis.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. marie.roddy@amnch.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalNutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutritionen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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