Difference between revisions of "Vitamin E deficiency"

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**Severe malabsorption (eg, [[cystic fibrosis]])
 
**Severe malabsorption (eg, [[cystic fibrosis]])
 
**Abetalipoproteinemia (genetic disorder)
 
**Abetalipoproteinemia (genetic disorder)
**Chronic cholestatic liver disease (e.g. biliary atresia)
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**Chronic cholestatic liver disease (e.g. [[biliary atresia]])
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
 
*Areflexia
 
*Areflexia
*Gait disturbance
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*[[ataxia|Gait disturbance]]
 
*Decreased vibration and proprioception
 
*Decreased vibration and proprioception
 
*Ophthalmoplegia
 
*Ophthalmoplegia
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
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==Evaluation==
 
==Evaluation==

Latest revision as of 17:06, 29 September 2019

Background

  • Most common causes:

Clinical Features

  • Areflexia
  • Gait disturbance
  • Decreased vibration and proprioception
  • Ophthalmoplegia

Differential Diagnosis

Vitamin deficiencies

Evaluation

  • Plasma Vitamin E level <0.5 mg/dL

Management

  • Vitamin E repletion

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References

Authors:

Claire