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Vitamin A and C deficiencies

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 05 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5516
  1. Minhee Kim, dermatology registrar1 2,
  2. Matthew J Lin, consultant dermatologist3,
  3. John C Su, consultant dermatologist1 2
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Monash University, Eastern Health, Melbourne, Australia
  2. 2Departments of Paediatrics and Population Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  3. 3Department of Dermatology, The Skin and Cancer Foundation, Melbourne, Australia
  1. Correspondence to M Kim{at}

This photograph (fig 1) shows features of vitamin A deficiency: follicular keratotic papules (A) and perifollicular erythema (B). It also shows glossitis …

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