Vitamin E

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Vitamin E (the tocopherols) are a group of fat-soluble vitamins that act as antioxidants.

  • hypovitaminosis E is rarely seen outside premature infants
  • hypervitaminosis E is extremely rare as the toxicity of vitamin E is low except in chronic (usually >1 year) high doses. The commonest sequela is disordered coagulation 2.

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Article information

rID: 49230
System: Paediatrics
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tocopherol
  • tocopherols

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