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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 57 - Blindness

Blindness is a recognised complication of:
a. leprosy
b. onchocerciasis
c. vitamin A deficiency
d. cysticercosis
e. toxoplasmosis

All true

The leading causes of blindness in the developing world are:
vitamin A deficiency

In the developed world senile macular degeneration and diabetes are the major causes of sight loss.

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