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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: definition

A chronic generalized exfoliative dermatitis characterized by erythema (redness), scaling and keratoderma (thickened skin) that develops from vitamin A deficiency and is often associated with iron deficiency anemia and low serum albumin (protein deficiency). It is an associated disorder of ...

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Night Blindness – Nyctalopia: definition

Decreased ability to see in dim light is a visual defect caused by lack of rhodopsin in the rods of the retina at the back of the eyeball.  Another cause is hypoxia, or decreased content of oxygen in the blood. ...

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Nails – White Bands: definition

Signify protein deficiency and/or omega-3 fatty acid deficiency characterized by abnormal appearance anywhere in one or more nails. Click for full description

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Nails – Chip, Peel, Crack or Break Easily: definition

Abnormalities of the nail plate that are characterized by poor nail structure of both fingernails and toenails resulting from deficiencies of protein, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Click for full description.

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Muscle Weakness: definition

Impaired status of muscle function mainly resulting from  nutritional deficiencies including any of these: protein, magnesium, thiamin (B1), niacin (B3), potassium, phosphorus, selenium, and vitamin D,  or due to chronic fatigue syndrome or hypoglycemia, and if suddenly, due to hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis. ...

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Muscle Wasting: definition

A disorder of muscle tissue resulting mainly from any of these conditions: protein deficiency, vitamin C deficiency, thiamin deficiency (B1), and in the disorder, dermatomyositis. Click for full description.

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Lungs Cavities or Abcess: definition

Lung disease characterized by localized pus formation in the lung resulting from necrosis (death) of lung tissue with surrounding inflammation is the commonest cause of death in persons with celiac disease. Click for full description.

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Keratomalacia: definition

A severe non-inflammatory eye condition that is a late feature of Vitamin A Deficiency characterized by hazy, dry corneas becoming softened and denuded, which is then irreversible destroying the eyeball and causing blindness. Click for full description.

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Intrauterine Growth Retardation: definition

An development abnormality of  the fetus that is characterized by failure to grow normally for the time of its gestational period (stage of pregnancy). Click Intrauterine Growth Retardation for full description.

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Hypotonia: definition

Impaired muscle contraction that is characterized by abnormally low muscle tension. Protein deficiency is the major cause.

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Hypocalcemia (Low Blood Calcium): definition

The level of calcium in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for calcium.

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Hangnail: definition

Painful broken epidermis (skin) at root or lateral (side) edge of fingernail or toenail, producing a tiny, partially detached flap of skin.

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