Tinley, Christopher G., Withers, Nicholas J., Sheldon, Christopher D., Quinn, Anthony G. and Jackson, Alan A.
Zinc therapy for night blindness in cystic fibrosis
Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 7, (4), . (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.
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