Vitamins skin changes

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 24.04.2021

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Avitaminoses; Hypervitaminosis; Skin changes due to vitamin deficiency; Vitamin deficiency and skin changes; Vitamin deficiency symptoms

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Essential organic compounds which the human organism cannot or cannot sufficiently produce and which therefore have to be supplied exogenously. Vitamin deficiency(avitaminosis), but also an overdose(hypervitaminosis) can lead to symptoms of disease.

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  • Vitamin deficiency symptoms (basically, the isolated or combined vitamin deficiency can lead to skin and mucosal changes):
    • Vitamin A def iciency (retinol deficiency): Phrynoderm, leukoplakic mucosal changes, xerophthalmia, keratomalacia, night blindness, Bitot's spots.
    • Folic acid def iciency (vitamin B9 deficiency): growth disorder of skin appendages, stomatitis (Möller-Hunter glossitis), vulvitis, pancytopenia, hemorrhages.
    • Vitamin B1 deficiency: Beri-Beri.
    • Vitamin B2 deficiency: Ariboflavinose.
    • Vitamin B6 deficiency (nicotinic acid amide deficiency): pellagra.
    • VitaminB12 deficiency: perniciousiosa.
    • vitamin C deficiency: scurvy.
    • VitaminD def iciency: rickets.
    • Vitamin K def iciency: haemorrhages, ecchymoses, sugillations, haematomas, purpura.
  • Overdoses and hypervitaminosis, play a minor medical role. A certain importance have:


Last updated on: 24.04.2021