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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-128

Cause of night blindness in children - Alarming effect of water pollution

Department of Environmental Science, J. J. College of Arts and Science, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India

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K Jayaprakash
Department of Environmental Science
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The demonstration of cysts of Giardia lamblia from the concentrative faecal samples revealed the presence of Giardiasis in children with diarrhoea. The quantitative estimation of vitamin A from the serum specimen of healthy and infected patients have disclosed the association of steatorrhea with malabsorption. There was a progessive loss of Vitamin A with respect to the infection of the protozoan understudy. The results are discussed with relation to the preventive measures. It is suggested that the schools should provide protected water bleached with iodine and boiled.


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