Night blindness secondary to vitamin A deficiency in a patient with bile duct strictures after liver transplantation

Shiro Urayama, Trevor W. Lissoos, Gerald A. Fishman, Sandeep Grover, Thomas D. Schiano, Hari Conjeevaram, Alfred L. Baker

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Abstract

Vitamin A deficiency and resulting night blindness have previously been reported in patients with chronic liver disease before undergoing liver transplantation. Because early identification of patients with vitamin A deficiency can lead to the relief of symptoms and the prevention of irreversible retinal degeneration, vitamin A deficiency should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of visual disturbances in patients with liver disease. We describe a case of night blindness due to vitamin A deficiency resulting from bile duct strictures in a post-orthotopic liver transplant patient and its successful resolution with vitamin A supplementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-539
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 27 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology

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