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Vitamin A deficiency and inflammatory markers among preschool children in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

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Author(s): Maqsood Maria | Dancheck Barbara | Gamble Mary | Palafox Neal | Ricks Michelle | Briand Kennar | Semba Richard

Journal: Nutrition Journal
ISSN 1475-2891

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: acute phase response | inflammation | retinol | vitamin A deficiency | xerophthalmia

ABSTRACT
Abstract Background The exclusion of individuals with elevated acute phase proteins has been advocated in order to improve prevalence estimates of vitamin A deficiency in surveys, but it is unclear whether this will lead to sampling bias. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the exclusion of individuals with elevated acute phase proteins is associated with sampling bias and to characterize inflammation in children with night blindness. Methods In a survey in the Republic of the Marshall Islands involving 281 children, aged 1–5 years, serum retinol, C-reactive protein (CRP), and α1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) were measured. Results Of 281 children, 24 (8.5%) had night blindness and 165 (58.7%) had serum retinol 5 mg/L and/or AGP >1000 mg/L). Among children with and without night blindness, the proportion with serum retinol
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