Vitamin E Deficiency Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 30, 2016
  • Author: Gary E Caplan, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Intramuscular administration is necessary when the deficiency results from a low concentration of bile salts in the lumen of the small intestine, because these patients are unable to absorb oral preparations.

Treatment, which may include oral or parenteral vitamin supplementation, must be designed to address the underlying cause of the deficiency. [4]

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Consultations

Consult a gastroenterologist if biliary problems are the underlying cause of vitamin E deficiency.

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