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Xerophthalmia is caused due to the deficiency of


A
Vitamin A
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B
Vitamin B
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C
Vitamin C
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D
Vitamin D.
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Solution

The correct option is B Vitamin A
  • Xerophthalmia is a medical condition in which the eye fails to produce tears caused by vitamin A deficiency.
  •  In this condition, the thin lining of the eyelid and eyeball, called the conjunctiva, dries out, thickens, and begins to wrinkle. Hence, the deficiency of Vitamin A causes xerophthalmia.
  • So, the correct answer is 'Vitamin A".

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