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Vitamin E Deficiency MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Vitamin E Deficiency
Tree Number(s)
C18.654.521.500.133.841
Unique ID
D014811
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014811
Scope Note
A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN E in the diet, characterized by posterior column and spinocerebellar tract abnormalities, areflexia, ophthalmoplegia, and disturbances of gait, proprioception, and vibration. In premature infants vitamin E deficiency is associated with hemolytic anemia, thrombocytosis, edema, intraventricular hemorrhage, and increasing risk of retrolental fibroplasia and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. An apparent inborn error of vitamin E metabolism, named familial isolated vitamin E deficiency, has recently been identified. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1181)
Entry Version
VITAMIN E DEFIC
Entry Term(s)
Deficiency, Vitamin E
NLM Classification #
QU 179
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Vitamin E Deficiency Preferred
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