Higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in mothers of rachitic than nonrachitic children

Adekunle Dawodu, Mukesh Agarwal, Matt Sankarankutty, Denis Hardy, Jose Kochiyil, Padmanabhan Badrinath

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Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency [serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D <25 nmol/L (<10 ng/mL)] was identified in 92% of rachitic Arab children and 97% of their mothers compared with 22% of nonrachitic children and 52% of their mothers. There was a positive correlation between maternal and child vitamin D levels. We conclude that mothers of rachitic children should be investigated and treated for vitamin D deficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume147
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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