Vitamin A is necessary for synthesis of visual pigments and required in appropriate amounts for membrane stability. Acute hypervitamin A intoxication can lead to increased intracranial pressure, vomiting, and lethargy. Chronic excessive intake of vitamin A can lead to pruritis, muscle and bone tenderness, and failure to thrive. Reported effects of hypervitamin A intoxication on bone include osteoporosis, fracture, cortical thickening, and metaphyseal irregularity. We are reporting on a case of central physeal arrest in the distal femur, proximal tibia, and distal tibia after excessive intake of vitamin A.
- Physeal arrest
- Vitamin A
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine