Hypervitaminosis A in a patient with alopecia receiving renal dialysis.


A patient with gradually increasing hair loss was undergoing long-term renal dialysis. Questioning revealed that her supplemental vitamin program had contained vitamin A only to that extent it was included in a portion of multivitamins taken in conventional amounts for approximately three years. Her serum vitamin A level was 140 micrograms/dL (a normal… (More)