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Diagnosis of Acute Malnutrition
Severe Acute Malnutrition
Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Micronutrient Deficiencies

Management of Micronutrient Deficiencies

Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA
Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD)

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Management of Micronutrient Deficiencies

Management of Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD)

Key steps:

  • All patients with clinical signs of Vitamin A should be treated as early as possible.
     
  • All patients with measles should be given 2 Vitamin A doses: 1 when diagnosed and 1 the next day.
     
  • All patients with measles and eye complications or xerophtalmia should be given 2 Vitamin A doses one day apart plus a third dose two weeks later. Conjunctivitis should be treated with tetracycline eye ointment and mouth ulcers with gentian violet.


Age appropriate dose:

  • 0-5 months: Vitamin A 50,000 IU per dose
     
  • 6-12 months: Vitamin A 100,000 IU per dose
     
  • 12+ months: Vitamin A 200,000 IU per dose


18 November, 2014
 


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