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Arch Fr Pediatr. 1979 Apr;36(4):342-6.

[Vitamin B2 deficiency and total parenteral nutrition].

[Article in French]


A 15 year old adolescent with Crohn's disease who received total parenteral nutrition for three months developed riboflavin deficiency. The aetiology, the clinical picture and the method of diagnosis of this unusual deficiency are reviewed. The importance of an adequate intake of vitamin B2 and the other B group vitamins, particularly in the malnourished, is emphasied.

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