F. STEIGMANN, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.; K. A. MEYER, M.D., F.A.C.S.; H. POPPER, M.D., PH.D., F.A.C.P.
Various investigators have found that following a transitory stage of hypo- or avitaminemia-A at the height of the disease the blood vitamin A level rises in the convalescent stage to higher levels than normal and returns to the normal level some time after complete recovery. Such behavior has been described in the convalescent stage of acute hepatitis,1, 2, 3, 4 in the recovery stage of pneumonia,2, 3, 4, 5 and in febrile conditions.4, 6, 7 Since this occurrence appeared of clinical interest, the present study was undertaken to determine the incidence, significance and specificity of this phenomenon and its relation
STEIGMANN F, MEYER KA, POPPER H. HYPERVITAMINEMIA A IN THE RECOVERY STAGE OF VARIOUS DISEASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:832–840. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-6-832
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