Phrynoderma: is it an EFA deficiency disease?

  title={Phrynoderma: is it an EFA deficiency disease?},
  author={Ghafoorunissa and R Vidyasagar and Kamala Krishnaswamy},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={42 1},
The clinical response to various therapeutic agents was evaluated in 31 patients with phrynoderma. A complete clinical response with vitamin B-complex was noted in an average period of 5.7 weeks. In patients treated with vitamin E, partial or total improvement was seen in an average period of 12.3 and 10.7 weeks respectively. Patients treated with safflower oil showed a partial improvement in an average period of 13.2 weeks. The essential fatty acid (EFA) nutriture of 30 patients was compared… CONTINUE READING