Nutritional Deficiencies with Severe Chronic LIver Disease

Jan 21, 2009

Nutritional Deficiencies- common complication of patient with severe chronic liver disease of all types because liver cells no longer capable to make vitamins for the body as like the following:

  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • Vitamin B- beriberi
  • Thiamine- polyneuritis, wernicke -Korsakoff psychosis
  • reboflavin deficiency- skin and mucous membrane characterized by lession on the skin
  • pyridoxine deficiency- "rum fit"
  • Vitamin K deficiency- hypoprothrombinemia- characterized by spontaneous bleeding -ecchymoses
  • Vitamin C deficiency- scurvy
  • Folic acid deficiency- macrotic anemia

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