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Kamuli blindness and Vitamin A deficiency survey

Medi Kawuma

Kamuli blindness and Vitamin A deficiency survey

October-December, 1991

by Medi Kawuma

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Published by Ministry of Health, Child Health and Development Centre, Makerere University in [Entebbe, Uganda, Kampala .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kamuli District (Uganda),
  • Uganda,
  • Kamuli District
    • Subjects:
    • Vitamin A deficiency -- Uganda -- Kamuli District -- Statistics.,
    • Xerophthalmia -- Uganda -- Kamuli District -- Statistics.,
    • Blindness -- Uganda -- Kamuli District -- Statistics.,
    • Kamuli District (Uganda) -- Statistics, Medical.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMedi Kawuma, Louise Sserunjogi.
      GenreStatistics., Statistics, Medical.
      SeriesTechnical report series ;, 1, no. 1, Technical report series (Uganda. Ministry of Health) ;, 1, no. 1.
      ContributionsSserunjogi, Louise.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA645.V56 K39 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 89 p. :
      Number of Pages89
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL339007M
      LC Control Number97949557

      Start studying Nutrition Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.   Disease caused by deficiency of vitamin A and sources of vitamin A: Today I am going to tell you about the diseases caused by the deficiency of Vitamin A and few sources of vitamin A. The chemical name of vitamin A is Retinol. Vitamin A is very important for our body.

      is highest in females compared to males (% Vs %). The prevalence of vitamin A deficiency syndrome among the under five children is as follows: % night blindness, % conjuctival xerosis, and % Bitot’s spots. Vitamin A deficiency is an important cause of blindness among Size: KB. The survey sample was selected using a random multistage cluster method. Two teams conducted the survey in a standardised fashion in each prefecture, Lhoka during May and Nakchu during June , and Lingzhr during May Visual acuity, cause of vision loss, trachoma, and vitamin A deficiency were included in the clinical by:

      Vitamin A Deficiency Definition Vitamin A deficiency exists when the chronic failure to eat sufficient amounts of vitamin A or beta-carotene results in levels of blood-serum vitamin A that are below a defined range. Beta-carotene is a form of pre-vitamin A, which is readily converted to vitamin A in the body. Night blindness is the first symptom of. Kamuli blindness and Vitamin A deficiency survey: October-December, (Technical report series) - by Medi Kawuma Chasing Medical Miracles: The Promise and Perils of Clinical Trials - Jun 9, by Alex O'Meara.


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Kamuli blindness and Vitamin A deficiency survey: October-December, (Technical report series) [Medi Kawuma] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Medi Kawuma. vitamin A deficiency has not been fully documented at the national level. However, results of a sub-national blindness and vitamin A deficiency prevalence assess-ment completed in in Kamuli district, documented evidence of Vitamin A deficiency at.

The Kamuli district vitamin A deficiency baseline survey September - October, United Nations Children's Fund, Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, Reference Uganda National Food and Nutrition Council.

Hui Sun, Riki Kawaguchi, in International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology, Pathological effects of vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency affects a wide range of organ systems in vertebrates (West, ; Wolbach and Howe, ).For humans, the most well-known effects of vitamin A deficiency are night blindness (Dowling, ) and childhood mortality.

In Uganda, the magnitude and distribution of vitamin A deficiency has not been fully documented at the national level. However, results of a sub-national blindness and vitamin A deficiency prevalence assessment completed in in Kamuli district, documented evidence of Vitamin A deficiency at levels of public health significance 4.

Although there has been a significant decrease in the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency during the past couple of decades, vitamin A deficiency remains an underlying cause of at leastearly childhood deaths due to diarrhea, measles, malaria, and Cited by:   The World Health Organisation considers vitamin A deficiency to be a public health problem in over 60 countries, putting at risk the lives and eyesight of an estimated million preschool children.1 It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality2 and the single most important cause of blindness in children in developing countries,3 and it is entirely by: 8.

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH) Nutritional blindness is a term used to describe xerophthalmia (from the Greek xeros, dry, and ophthalmia, inflamed eye) and keratomalacia, or corneal necrosis, caused by vitamin A deficiency. RAMALINGASWAMI V, LEACH EH, SRIRAMACHARI S.

Ocular structure in vitamin A deficiency in the monkey. Q J Exp Physiol Cogn Med Sci. Oct; 40 (4)– [Google Scholar] Tansley K.

The regeneration of visual purple: its relation to dark adaptation and night blindness. J Physiol. Apr 24; 71 (4)–Cited by: Vitamin A deficiency may cause nyctalopia or night blindness. Vitamin D maybe the most discussed vitamin in recent years due to its implications in a variety of health conditions and its widespread deficiency throughout the global population.

Vitamin D exists in two forms in humans: vitamin D2 and vitamin : Stanley (Weihua) Zhang, Jonathan Crowther. Background. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient needed in smaller amounts for normal visual and immune functions, the maintenance of epithelial cellular integrity, growth, and development [1, 2].Due to their increased nutrient demand and the severity of the potential health consequences associated with vitamin-A deficiency (VAD), preschool children and pregnant Cited by: 5.

Blindness due to VADDBlindness due to VADD 0 4 million million Sight and LifeSight and Life Global Burden of Vitamin A Deficiency in children • Vitamin A Deficiency in newborn, infants and children responsible for – 6% of under-5 deaths – 5% o5% o u def unders DALYs – % of total DALYs lost.

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) or hypovitaminosis A is a lack of vitamin A in blood and tissues. It is common in poorer countries, especially among children and women of reproductive age, but rarely is seen in more developed countries.

Nyctalopia (night blindness) is one of the first signs of VAD. Xerophthalmia, keratomalacia, and complete blindness can also occur since vitamin A. Both vitamin A deficiency and trachoma are important causes of preventable ocular diseases.

We examined 10 children in Mali for clinical signs of trachoma and of xerophthalmia. In five regions, the mean prevalence of trachoma was 393% (95% CI: 374–412). Clinical xerophthalmia was present among 189 % of children (159–225).Cited by: nearly 20% of the population suffers from iodine deficiency, about 25% of children have subclinical vitamin A deficiency, and more than 40% of women are anaemic.

Micronutrient deficiencies also lead to impaired growth and cognitive development, birth defects, cretinism, and blindness, as well as decreased school and work.

Abstract. In a cross-sectional survey of children in northern Bangladesh, were reported to have night blindness by their parents. Of these, cases along with controls matched for age, sex, and neighbourhood had their scotopic vision examined under standard condition using a luxometer, underwent an ophthalmological examination, and had their serum vitamin A level Cited by: Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency and its determinants among the rural pre-school children of Madhya Pradesh, India March Annals of Human Biology 38(2) Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of childhood blindness in the developing world and is caused by malnutrition.

1 In contrast, vitamin A deficiency has been relatively rare in developed countries where it is largely the result of malabsorption or abnormal metabolism.

2 Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin absorbed through the small intestine either as retinol or carotene, and then Cited by: The Lancet SPECIAL ARTICLES NIGHT-BLINDNESS AND VITAMIN-A DEFICIENCY THE USE OF THE BIOPHOTOMETER N.T.

Gridgeman H. Wilkinson Ph.D. Food Research Laboratory, Lever Brothers and Unilever Limited, Port Sunlight, Great Britain SEVERAL photometric investigations of dark- adaptation, the clinical manifestation of hemeralopia or night-blindness Cited by:   Vitamin A deficiency is uncommon in the U.S., but it affects many people in the developing world.

One of first symptoms of a vitamin A deficiency is night blindness, which, if untreated can develop into full scale blindness. According to the World Health Organization Report on Vitamin A Deficiency, night blindness is estimated to affect. Recently prominent nutrition scientists across the world have opposed continuation of vitamin A supplementation (VAS) programmes and recommended gradual phasing out VAS for pre-school children.

A few eminent nutrition scientists in India have echoed this view, arguing that vitamin deficiency (VAD) is no longer a public health problem in India. We review the Cited by: 2.adequate intake of synthetic vitamin A by preschool children, pregnant and lactating women.

References 1. National prophylaxis program for prevention of blindness due to Vitamin A deficiency. Policy on Management of Vitamin A Deficiency. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India 2.Night blindness is conventionally thought to be the most sensitive sign of vitamin A deficiency.

Although vitamin A plays analogous and equally important roles in night and day vision, night vision is the first to go in deficiency because day vision gets priority over what precious vitamin A .