Vitamin A Supplementation Therapy for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Holly M. Offenberger, Ronald R Watson

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This review will examine the relationship between vitamin A supplements for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the presence or absence of vision and/or integumentary disorders. The reasoning for lack of vitamin A absorption and digestion in CF patients will be explored along with the consequences of the malabsorption and maldigestion. The specific focus will include the optimum amount of vitamin A supplements that should be provided to patients and how these supplements impact various disabilities and disorders in CF patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiet and Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780128005880, 9780128000519
Publication statusPublished - Aug 12 2014



  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Night blindness
  • Pulmonary exacerbation
  • Supplementation
  • Vitamin A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Offenberger, H. M., & Watson, R. R. (2014). Vitamin A Supplementation Therapy for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. In Diet and Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis (pp. 155-157). Elsevier Inc..