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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


RAMOS-LEVI, Ana M. et al. Severe vitamin A deficiency after malabsortive bariatric surgery. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2013, vol.28, n.4, pp.1337-1340. ISSN 1699-5198.

Vitamin A deficiency may occur after malabsorptive bariatric surgery. However, it rarely entails important functionally limiting symptoms. We present the case of a woman who underwent bariatric surgery and developed ocular dryness, xeroderma and hearing loss due to severe vitamin A deficiency. We illustrate an outstanding and exceptional case of the consequences of an excessive and uncontrolled malabsorption.

Keywords : Bariatric surgery; Vitamin A deficiency; Nutrient deficiency; Duodenal switch; Malabsortive surgery.

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