ERNEST W. SHAW; JUAN Z. NICCOLI, M.D.
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The syndrome of hypervitaminosis A has been described in at least 17 infants and young children since Josephs' original article in 1944.1, 2 Sulzberger and Lazar3 described similar toxic symptoms which occurred in an adult female who took large amounts of vitamin A in an attempt to prevent colds. Rodahl4 has described the toxic symptoms of hypervitaminosis A resulting from polar bear liver ingestion.
The present report is of an adult male with this syndrome and demonstrates several interesting features.
Present Illness: A 25 year old Mexican drug store clerk was first seen by us on March 3,
SHAW EW, NICCOLI JZ. HYPERVITAMINOSIS A: REPORT OF A CASE IN AN ADULT MALE1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:131–134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-131
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(1):131-134.
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