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Vitamins (water-soluble) (deficiency)


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Vitamin B1 - Thiamine
Wet beriberi – oedema, heart failure, fatigue Dry beriberi – weakness, nerve degeneration, loss of coordination Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome - confusion, double vision, poor muscle coordination
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
Ariboflavinosis - cracked lips, inflamed tongue, hair loss
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
Pellagra – dermatitis, dementia, diarrhoea, death
Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic acid
(extremely rare) Fatigue, weakness, paraesthesia
Vitamin B7 - Biotin
Dermatitis, enteritis
Vitamin B9 – Folate
Megaloblastic anaemia (immature RBC’s cannot divide), absorption problems, neural tube defects
Vitamin B12 - Cobalamin
Pernicious anaemia, nerve degeneration, weakness
Vitamin C – Ascorbic acid
Scurvy - fatigue, pinpoint haemorrhages, bleeding gums and joints