Disease Information for Hypervitaminosis A

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
High blood pressure/sign
Alopecia/patchy eyebrows
Baldness/Alopecia
Coarsening hair
Dry brittle hair/Lank lifeless hair
Dry skin/scaling dry skin
Hair loss
Non-scarring Alopecia/balding
Peeling skin
Yellow skin discoloration
Anorexia Decreased appetite
Nausea
Vomiting
Cracked lips
Hepatosplenomegaly
Palpable Liver/Hepatomegaly
Yellow skin/white sclera
Leg/lower extremity pains
Pain in Extremities/Melalgias
Drowsiness/somnolence
Headache
Headache, severe
Irritability/short tempered
Lethargy/torpor
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Acute Back Pain
Arthralgias Polyarthralgias
Arthritis with rash/dermatitis
Back Pain
Backache
Bone Pains
Chronic Back Pain
Joint Pains
Low Back Pain
Tender Bones (Long Bones)
Splenomegaly
Megavitamin ingestion/habits
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Albumin, serum (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Calcium, serum (Lab)
Carotene/Vitamin A level (Lab)
Plasma Retinol
Plasma Retinol Binding Protein
Sed Rate/ESR/Sedimentation rate (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
Pathology
BX/Liver Ito cell hyperplasia/sinusoidal fibrosis
CT Scan
CT/Bone Mineral Density/Increased
X-RAY
Xray/Subcutaneous ossification centers/calcification
Xray/Calcified bursa/tendon
Xray/Muscle calcification
Xray/Soft tissue calcification/muscle/subcutaneous
Xray/Bone, cortical thickening, widespread
Xray/Increased bone density
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Hyperparathyroidism, primary
Pseudotumor cerebri
Associated Disease & Complications
Carotenemia
Cirrhosis
Coma/Unconscious
Drug induced Baldness/Alopecia
Drug induced Hypercalcemia
Hypercalcemia
Hyperostosis
Hypervitaminosis A
Hypoalbuminemia Hypoproteinemia
Periostitis
Polyarthritis syndrome/Multiple joints/weeks
Pseudotumor cerebri
Xeroderma
PolyArthritis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Foods/flavoring/herbs/benign items (category)
Drugs
Pathophysiology/Hypervitaminosis
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Toxin
TOXIN/NOT Diagnosed on USUALToxic screens
Definition

A symptom complex resulting from ingestion of excessive amounts of vitamin A.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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