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Keratomalacia on a 'healthy diet'.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3516209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case is described of a 39-year-old man with previously undiagnosed chronic schizophrenia and with bilateral keratomalacia secondary to his bizarre diet. He presented with a perforation of the right cornea which required an emergency penetrating keratoplasty. The difficulties of clinical management of a patient with an overt psychosis and the use of serum retinol levels to monitor treatment are described. Causes of vitamin A deficiency seen in Great Britain are discussed.
J Olver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0007-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1986 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-19     Completed Date:  1986-06-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421041     Medline TA:  Br J Ophthalmol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cornea / immunology
Corneal Diseases / blood,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Corneal Transplantation
Diet, Vegetarian / adverse effects*
Schizophrenia / complications*
Vitamin A / blood,  therapeutic use
Vitamin A Deficiency / complications*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
11103-57-4/Vitamin A

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