Ophthalmic manifestations of vitamin A and D deficiency in two autistic teenagers: case reports and a review of the literature.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558867
Title:
Ophthalmic manifestations of vitamin A and D deficiency in two autistic teenagers: case reports and a review of the literature.
Authors:
Duignan, Emma; Kenna, Paul; Watson, Rosemarie; Fitzsimon, Susan; Brosnahan, Donal
Citation:
Ophthalmic manifestations of vitamin A and D deficiency in two autistic teenagers: case reports and a review of the literature., 6 (1):24-9 Case Rep Ophthalmol
Publisher:
Karger Publishing
Journal:
Case reports in ophthalmology
Issue Date:
Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558867
DOI:
10.1159/000373921
PubMed ID:
25759666
Additional Links:
http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/373921
Abstract:
We describe the cases of 2 autistic children with ophthalmic and systemic manifestations of vitamin A deficiency due to food faddism. Although vitamin A deficiency is common in the developing world, reports in developed societies are rare. Our patients presented over a 1-year period. The patients were 14 and 13 years old at the time of presentation and were both found to have marked features of vitamin A deficiency related to unusual dietary habits. Anterior segment signs of xerophthalmia were present in both patients. In addition, patient 1 showed evidence of a rod-predominant retinopathy, which resolved with vitamin A supplementation. Due to its rare occurrence, hypovitaminosis A must be highlighted and anticipated in this cohort.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
VITAMIN DEFICIENCY; AUTISM; OPHTHALMIC SERVICE; CHILD
ISSN:
1663-2699

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuignan, Emmaen
dc.contributor.authorKenna, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Rosemarieen
dc.contributor.authorFitzsimon, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorBrosnahan, Donalen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T09:34:45Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T09:34:45Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01en
dc.identifier.citationOphthalmic manifestations of vitamin A and D deficiency in two autistic teenagers: case reports and a review of the literature., 6 (1):24-9 Case Rep Ophthalmolen
dc.identifier.issn1663-2699en
dc.identifier.pmid25759666en
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000373921en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558867en
dc.description.abstractWe describe the cases of 2 autistic children with ophthalmic and systemic manifestations of vitamin A deficiency due to food faddism. Although vitamin A deficiency is common in the developing world, reports in developed societies are rare. Our patients presented over a 1-year period. The patients were 14 and 13 years old at the time of presentation and were both found to have marked features of vitamin A deficiency related to unusual dietary habits. Anterior segment signs of xerophthalmia were present in both patients. In addition, patient 1 showed evidence of a rod-predominant retinopathy, which resolved with vitamin A supplementation. Due to its rare occurrence, hypovitaminosis A must be highlighted and anticipated in this cohort.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKarger Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/373921en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Case reports in ophthalmologyen
dc.subjectVITAMIN DEFICIENCYen
dc.subjectAUTISMen
dc.subjectOPHTHALMIC SERVICEen
dc.subjectCHILDen
dc.titleOphthalmic manifestations of vitamin A and D deficiency in two autistic teenagers: case reports and a review of the literature.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCase reports in ophthalmologyen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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