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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0520102965.
Published online 2010 August 26. doi:  10.1136/bcr.05.2010.2965
PMCID: PMC3027941
Rare disease

Nyctalopia: the sequelae of hypovitaminosis A

Abstract

We present a case of night blindness due to vitamin A deficiency in a gentleman who had previously undergone a pancreaticoduodenostomy 10 years ago. The deficiency was attributed self-cessation of his pancreatic supplements without being aware of the possible consequences.

The diagnosis and management of this patient is presented here, along with a discussion of similar cases in the literature.


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