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498 Possible Causes for Anemia, Delayed Growth and Development, Night Blindness

  • Vitamin A Deficiency

    INTRODUCTION: Micronutrient deficiency is an unquestionable public health problem, specially anemia and vitamin A deficiency (VAD).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It may also lead to infections, gastroenteritis, delayed growth, and bone development. (Pregnancy Diet: Should You Really Eat For Two?) How Much Vitamin A Do You Need?[food.ndtv.com] She presented at 33 weeks of pregnancy with night blindness as a result of vitamin A deficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myxedema

    […] secondary to hemorrhage, or macrocytic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency, or normocytic normochromic anemia, which may be secondary to decreased oxygen requirement[emedicine.com] Poor growth, resulting in short stature Delayed development of permanent teeth Delayed puberty Poor mental development When to see a doctor See your doctor if you're feeling[mayoclinic.org] […] caused by coagulopathy related to an acquired von Willebrand syndrome (type 1) and decreases in factors V, VII, VIII, IX, and X. [18, 19] Patients may also have microcytic anemia[emedicine.com]

  • Zinc Deficiency

    BACKGROUND: Zinc deficiency is thought to be common in children, but its predictive capacity for anemia is unclear.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Individuals with zinc deficiency present with the following signs and symptoms: Delayed growth and development Fertility issues Diarrhea Unexplained weight loss Loss of appetite[symptoma.com] In children or adults, manifestations also include alopecia, impaired immunity, anorexia, dermatitis, night blindness, anemia, lethargy, and impaired wound healing.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    Abstract To evaluate the dual-isotope Schilling test for the diagnosis of pernicious anemia or malabsorption syndrome, 65 studies were selected for clinical correlation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] over time as a result of chronic malabsorption: Anemia Delayed growth and development in children Difficulty concentrating, confusion, and sometimes personality changes Malnutrition[labtestsonline.org] Impaired absorption of vitamin A could result in poor vision and night blindness as well as dermatitis.[web.archive.org]

  • Tropical Sprue

    CONCLUSION: Tropical sprue presents with diarrhea, anorexia, weight loss, and megaloblastic anemia. The partial villous atrophy has been a constant finding.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In children, sprue leads to: Delay in the maturing of bones (skeletal maturation) Growth failure Call your health care provider if: Tropical sprue symptoms get worse or do[nlm.nih.gov] People with this disorder may also experience a profound loss of appetite (anorexia), a sore tongue, night blindness, weight loss, a loss of strength and energy (asthenia)[rarediseases.org]

  • Vitamin Deficiency

    BACKGROUND: Anemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in many chronic diseases. Little is known about anemia in cystic fibrosis (CF).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This is followed by delayed development, with deceleration of head growth, hypotonia, and ataxia, followed in one‐third of children by dyskinesias (choreo‐athetosis, hemiballismus[doi.org] It is manifested with reduced night vision, night blindness, and xerophthalmia.[icd9data.com]

  • Spleen Disease

    In sickle cell anemia patients without splenomegaly the average T½ was found to be 10 days.[bloodjournal.org] Children and adolescents with Gaucher disease may experience a delay in growth and development.[cerezyme.com] Anemia and increased bleeding also are possible. Ruptured spleen. Even healthy spleens are soft and easily damaged, especially in car crashes.[mayoclinic.org]

  • Malnutrition

    Blood tests for anemia, electrolytes, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, ferritin, vitamin B 12 , and folate should be considered for assessment of major micronutrients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] All of these things, delays in growth, delays in development, and an increase in the number and the severity of diseases experienced by the child; all of these things are[khanacademy.org] The ocular manifestations of xerophthalmia include conjunctival and corneal xerosis (drying), keratomalacia (corneal necrosis/ulceration), nyctalopia (night blindness), and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cooley's Anemia

    Anemia could be severe in Cooley's anemia.[symptoma.com] Some of the most common ones include: bone deformities, especially in the face dark urine delayed growth and development excessive tiredness and fatigue yellow or pale skin[healthline.com] Colour and night blindness can occur. These complications may be reversible.[patient.info]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Female sex and chronic anemia were independent predictors of readmission.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] to the results until completion of the third night ( Gozal 1997 ).[doi.org] Additional resources: American Sickle Cell Anemia Association Genetics Home Reference: Sickle Cell Anemia MEDLINEplus: Sickle Cell Anemia UK : NHS Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia[who.int]

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