A suspected hypervitaminosis A

A suspected hypervitaminosis A

Authors

  • Antonino Sammartano Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Parma http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1709-4758
  • Luca Bertoncini Clinical Patology Unit, Medical and Diagnostic Department, Borgotaro, Italy
  • Arianna Barbuti Clinical Patology Unit, Medical and Diagnostic Department, Borgotaro, Italy
  • Luigi Ippolito Clinical Patology Unit, Medical and Diagnostic Department, Fidenza, Italy

Keywords:

Vitamin A, hypervitaminosis A, thrombocytopenia, Laboratory test

Abstract

Background and aim:

Vitamin A toxicity is uncommon, but when it occurs can be serious and even fatal. A case vitamin A intoxication with high levels in liver tests, thrombocytopenia and appearance virosis. Laboratory testing is one of the most widely used diagnostic interventions supporting medical decisions of this phenomenon are necessary.

Case Report:

Here, we report a case vitamin A intoxication with high levels in liver tests, thrombocytopenia and appearance virosis.

The patient showed several clinical signs abdominal pain, including mild anemia and thrombocytopenia.

Conclusions:

We believe that Laboratory testing is one of the most widely used diagnostic interventions supporting medical decisions, and further investigations regarding the etiology and prevalence of this phenomenon are necessary. (www.actabiomedica.it)

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14-06-2023

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Sammartano A, Bertoncini L, Barbuti A, Ippolito L. A suspected hypervitaminosis A . Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 14 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];94(3):e2023098. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/14041