Vitamin A and beta-carotene deficiency in HIV-infected pregnant women

Serum vitamin A and beta-carotene levels in pregnant women infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1.

This study determined blood levels of vitamin A and beta-carotene in pregnant women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Blood concentrations of vitamin A and beta-carotene were measured in 74 pregnant women tested positive for HIV and in 148 pregnant women without HIV in the first trimester. Comparisons were made among the two groups. The results showed that blood levels of vitamin A and beta-carotene were decreased in HIV-infected pregnant women. Further details can be found in the study.
Phuapradit W, Chaturachinda K, Taneepanichskul S, Sirivarasry J, Khupulsup K, Lerdvuthisopon N. Serum vitamin A and beta-carotene levels in pregnant women infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1. Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Apr;87(4):564-7.


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