Zinc therapy for night blindness in cystic fibrosis


Tinley, Christopher G., Withers, Nicholas J., Sheldon, Christopher D., Quinn, Anthony G. and Jackson, Alan A. (2008) Zinc therapy for night blindness in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 7, (4), 333-335. (doi:10.1016/j.jcf.2007.11.005).

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This is the first report of a supplemented CF patient presenting with clinical vitamin A deficiency to be successfully treated with zinc therapy alone. Therefore in addition to retinol supplementation, normalizing serum zinc levels may be important in maintaining the vitamin A status of CF patients. The interactions and synergistic effects between the two micronutrients are discussed.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1569-1993 (print)
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Keywords: Night blindness, cystic fibrosis, zinc therapy
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 61559
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:43
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/61559

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