Vitamin deficiency

Pediatrics

Vitamin deficiency

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 109%

While it looks like this Chapter can give you 4 marks, its actually much more, since it overlaps with SPM and Biochemistry. Potentially 8-12 marks.

Question Pattern

Questions from this Chapter focus on clinical & Radiological features of different Vitamin deficiencies.

Also learn about the doses for supplementation and treatment.

This Chapter overlaps with 2 subjectsSPM – Nutritional deficiencies and Vitamin chapter in Biochemistry.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Copper deficiency – Clinical features
  • Radiological findings in Scurvy
  • Clinical Features of Rickets
  • Windswept deformity is characteristically seen in
  • Rickets in an infant presents as
  • Biotin deficiency – Clinical Features
  • Zinc deficiency – Clinical Features
  • WHO grading of Vitamin A deficiency
  • Vitamin most important in preventing free radical injury
  • Keshan disease is due to
  • Folic Acid supplementation in Pregnancy
  • Scurvy in Infant – Overview
  • Vitamin K deficiency bleeding of the newborn

Suggested Revision

  • Radiographic features of rickets
  • Vitamin-A supplementation
  • Treatment of Vitamin-A deficiency

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