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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 1992  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53-55

Conjunctival and corneal peroxidases in vitamin A deficiency


Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-500 482, India

Correspondence Address:
K S Ratnakar
Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-500 482
India
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PMID: 1452283

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Xerophthalmia is a commonly encountered nutritional disorder that affects the growing population of the world. Conjunctival and corneal epithelial cells contain peroxidase enzyme. In experimentally induced Vitamin A deficiency conjunctival and corneal peroxidases are markedly lowered indicating direct or indirect relation of Vitamin A to epithelial functional integrity.


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