Vitamin A Deficiency Phrynoderma: Due to Malabsorption and Inadequate Diet

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999 Aug;41(2 Pt 2):322-4. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(99)70375-0.

Abstract

We describe a patient with vitamin A deficiency phrynoderma caused by a combination of inadequate dietary intake of vitamin A and beta-carotene and malabsorption secondary to primary visceral myopathy and total colectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Colectomy / adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratosis / etiology
  • Keratosis / pathology*
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / complications
  • Nutrition Disorders / complications
  • Skin Diseases, Metabolic / etiology
  • Skin Diseases, Metabolic / pathology*
  • Vitamin A Deficiency / complications*