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Nutr Rev. 1992 Oct;50(10):291-2.

Low serum retinol is associated with increased severity of measles in New York City children.

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Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205.


Children with no known prior vitamin A deficiency exhibited a significant decline in their serum retinol levels during the acute phase of measles. This decline in circulating retinol was associated with increased duration of fever, higher hospitalization rates, and decreased antibody titers.

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