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Vitamin E

Vitamin E (α - tocopherol) is a fat soluble

  1. Antioxidant - protect membrane phospholipid from free radical damage
  2. Anti neoplastic activity
  3. Deficiency  may occur in malabsorption states such as cystic fibrosis and acanthocytosis.
  4. Diet high in unsaturated fatly acid  vita requirement in preterm
  5. Excess iron adm. Exaggerates sign of Vit E deficiency 

Clinical feature of deficiency

  1. Ceroid deposition in smooth muscle
  2. Focal necrosis of striated muscle
  3. Creatinuria
  4. Hemolytic anemia in preterm, Hyperbilirubinemia
  5. ↑ platelets adhesiveness and level
  6. Neurological sys. Cerebellar ataxia peripheral neuropathy post column abnormalities
  7. Vit E also have some role in retinopathy of prematurity

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