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Hypersensitivity to retinol palmitate injection

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6999.232 (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:232
  1. W B Shelley,
  2. E D Shelley,
  3. N Y Talanin

    Professors W B SHELLEY and E D SHELLEY and Assistant Professor N Y Talanin (Department of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio, PO Box 10008, Toledo, Ohio 43699-0008, USA) write: McCormick reported local inflammatory reactions after intramuscular injections of vitamin A and concluded that the vehicles used to make vitamin A water soluble were responsible.1 Our observations show that vitamin A (retinol) can itself cause an inflammatory hypersensitivity reaction.

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