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Xerophthalmia in malnourished Sudanese children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1746029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two hundred and thirteen Sudanese children (4-60 months old) with malnutrition were examined for signs of xerophthalmia. Sixty-three (29%) of these children were found to have varying stages of xerophthalmia. These included 35 (56%) patients with conjunctival xerosis, 12 (19%) with Bitot's spots, seven (11%) with corneal xerosis, seven (11%) with corneal ulceration and two (3%) with corneal scar. Direct questioning of the parents of these children revealed evidence of night blindness in nine (4%) of all patients. All nine patients had signs of xerophthalmia which showed good response to vitamin A therapy.
Authors:
M A Hussain; S M Ahmed; E H el Sheikh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-14     Completed Date:  1992-01-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Khartoum Teaching Hospital, Sudan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Administration, Oral
Child, Preschool
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Infant
Protein-Energy Malnutrition / complications*
Sudan / epidemiology
Vitamin A / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Xerophthalmia / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
11103-57-4/Vitamin A

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