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Grading Scheme of Makdani et al for Conjunctival Impression Cytology with Transfer (CICT) for the Evaluation of Patients for Vitamin A Deficiency

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Cytologic changes seen in conjunctival cells from the eye of a patient may provide supportive evidence for the diagnosis of vitamin A deficiency. Makdani et al used a grading scheme for reporting these changes. The authors are from Lincoln University, CDC, Ramsey Clinic, Belize Vision Center and the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center.

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