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DISEASES DUE TO DEFICIENCY OF VITAMINS

Vitamin A (Retinol) 
Night blindness; reduced hair growth in children; loss of apetite; dry, rough skin; lowered resistance to infection; dry eyes.

Vitamin D
Rickets in children; bone softening in adults; osteoporosis.

Vitamin E
Rare, seen primarily in premature or low birth weight babies or children who do not absorb fat properly. Causes nerve abnormalities.

Vitamin K (Thiamine)
Defective blood coagulation.

Vitamin B1
Anxiety; hysteria; depression; muscle cramps; loss of appetite; in extreme cases beriberi (mostly in alcoholics).

Vitamin B2 (Niacin)
Cracks and sores around the mouth and nose; visual problems.

Vitamin B3
In extreme cases, pellagra, a disease characterized by dermatitis, diarrhea and mouth sores.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Anemia, irritability, patches of itchy, scaling skin; convulsions.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
Pernicious anemia; nerve damage. (Note: Deficiency rare except in strictvegetarians, the elderly or people with malabsorption disorders.)

Biotin
Seborrhicdermatitis in infants. Rare in adults, but can be induced by consuming large amounts of egg whites – anorexia, nausea, vomiting, dry scaly skin.

Folic Acid
Impaired cell division; anemia; diarrhea; gastrointestinal upsets.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 
Muscle weakness, bleeding gums; easy bruising. In extreme cases, scurvy.

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