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Biotin Deficiency

Biotin Deficiency Causes

Biotin Deficiency is said to be caused by deficiency in biotin due to prolonged antibiotic intake, eating raw eggs and anticonvulsant drugs.

Biotin Deficiency Definition

Biotin Deficiency otherwise known as the Vitamin H deficiency is a nutritional disorder where a person is deficient in taking biotin or the water-soluble B vitamin.

Biotin Deficiency Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and observation of patient's medical history including undergoing laboratory examinations to determine the Serum Ammonia level, Plasma Carnitine Levels and Urine Ketones level.

Biotin Deficiency Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include drying of the skin, seborrheic dermatitis, fungal infections, rashes, alopecia, brittle hair, depression, myalgias, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.

Biotin Deficiency Treatment

Treatments of Biotin Deficiency depends on what is causing the deficiency. For example if the deficiency is caused by eating raw eggs and by prolong antibiotic treatments, such practice must be stopped. It may also include taking supplements.

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