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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-39

Keratomalacia in a neonate secondary to maternal Vitamin A deficiency

Department of Ophthalmology, Padmashree Dr D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Renu Magdum
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DOI: 10.4103/1858-540X.138852

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Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a leading cause of childhood blindness, morbidity and mortality, especially in developing countries like India. The universal Vitamin A supplementation program is mainly aimed at the age group from 6 months to 5 years. However, malnourished pregnant women with VAD and their infants, who are entirely dependent on breast milk, constitute another highly susceptible group to the blinding effects of vitamin A deficiency. We need to develop strategies aimed at safe vitamin supplementation in this vulnerable group. The aim of reporting blinding keratomalacia in a 20-day-old neonate was to emphasize on the need to revise health care strategies.

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