BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1320

Vitamin A deficiency and xerophthalmia in the United Kingdom

An authors' error occurred in this Lesson of the Week by Dr N J Watson and others (22 April, pp 1050-1). In case 1 British guidelines on nutritional supplementation had been adhered to, so the fourth sentence in the case report should have read: “This along with recurrent episodes of bacterial overgrowth resulted in nutritional deficiencies, for which he had received intravenous feeding (but not sufficient [rather than no] vitamin A supplementation).”

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