Diseases PEBC - Evaluating Examination

Diseases of vitamins deficiency summarized

Diseases of vitamins deficiency

It is very important to call the disease name as long as you have been asked about a vitamin deficiency. This is a common and repeated question in pharmacy examinations.

For a quick comprehensive review on vitamins, click here.

Please look at the following table:

Vitamin  Chemical Name If deficient causes
Vitamin A Retinol or Retinal Night Blindness
Vitamin B1 Thiamine Beriberi
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Ariboflavinosis
Vitamin B3 Niacin Pellagra
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid Paresthesia
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine Anemia
Vitamin B7 Biotin Dermatitis
Vitamin B9 & B12 Folic acid & Methylcobalamine Megaloblastic Anemia
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid Scurvy
Vitamin D Cholecalciferol Rickets disease
Vitamin E Tocopherol Low infertility
Vitamin K Phylloquinone Bleeding disorder (Coagulopathy)


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