Vitamin A deficiency

Overview

Vitamin A deficiency is too little vitamin A in the diet. It's most common in Africa and Southeast Asia. Vitamin A deficiency can cause blindness. It can also increase the risk of serious, sometimes fatal, infections.

Symptoms

Symptoms include night blindness, dry skin, and frequent infections.

Treatments

Treatments may include supplements and diet changes.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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