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Nutritional deficiencies in institutionalized mentally retarded and physically disabled individuals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3158203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The folic acid, riboflavin, and vitamin A status of 150 individuals in a hospital for mentally retarded persons was examined. Because many of the subjects were incontinent, it was necessary to use blood samples. Folic acid deficiency was determined from plasma levels and from examination of stained peripheral blood smears for megaloblastic changes in the leucocytes. Riboflavin deficiency was determined from estimation of erythrocyte glutathione reductase and vitamin A in plasma by a colorimetric method. Twenty percent of the subjects had evidence of folic acid deficiency, 17% had evidence of riboflavin deficiency, and none had vitamin A deficiency.
H S Cole; R Lopez; R Epel; B K Singh; J M Cooperman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of mental deficiency     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0002-9351     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Ment Defic     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-06-07     Completed Date:  1985-06-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372647     Medline TA:  Am J Ment Defic     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Avitaminosis / etiology*
Child, Preschool
Disabled Persons*
Folic Acid Deficiency / etiology
Mental Retardation / complications*
Riboflavin Deficiency / etiology
Vitamin A Deficiency / etiology

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