Urinary retinol excretion and kidney function in children with shigellosis.

  title={Urinary retinol excretion and kidney function in children with shigellosis.},
  author={Amal K. Mitra and Jos{\'e} Fernando {\'A}lvarez and L. M. Guay-Woodford and George Joseph Fuchs and Mohammad Abdul Wahed and Charles Bolt Stephensen},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={68 5},
BACKGROUND Acute infections, including diarrhea, are associated with an increased risk of vitamin A deficiency. Urinary retinol excretion during such infections may contribute to this risk. The mechanism accounting for urinary retinol loss has not been clearly defined. OBJECTIVE This study attempted to determine whether urinary retinol loss in children with acute infection is associated with impaired kidney function, particularly impaired tubular protein reabsorption. DESIGN Urinary retinol… CONTINUE READING
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