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Hypervitaminosis A. Presented by Dr. Thomas Rea and Dr. Arthur Echental.
A 24-year-old white man was admitted for uncontrollable coarse tremors and skin changes of one month's duration.Associated complaints and findings were: (1) Dryness, fissuring, and intermittent bleeding from lips of four years' duration; (2) Three ingrown toenails of recent development (two months); (3) Progressive loss of hair in the past two months; (4) Loss of appetite for the past month; (5) Mild back and shoulder pain in recent weeks; (6) A single episode of exceedingly dark urine one month before admission.
The patient has been taking high doses of vitamin A for approximately four years and claims to have been cured of repeated "sore throats of viral origin." He ingested about 100,000 units/ day until two months ago when he developed a severe pharyngitis which he treated with 1,000,000 units of vitamin A per day for
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY. Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(5):621–625. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600230125032
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