Vitamin E

(Tocopherol) A nutritional vitamin E deficiency is common in developing countries; a deficiency in adults rarely occurs in developed countries, which usually attributed to a fat malabsorption. The main symptoms are hemolytic anemia and neurological disorders. The diagnosis is based on the ratio of plasma alpha-tocopherol to total plasma lipids; a lower quotient value suggests a vitamin E deficiency. For therapy, high-dose vitamin E is administered orally when neurologic deficits…

September 3, 2018