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Congenital vitamin D deficiency: a rare etiology of an acute life threatening event in early infancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20427879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infants born to mothers with deficiency of vitamin D and/or calcium due to cultural modifications in their diets, life style and clothing habits, are at risk of developing early and fatal sequelae of hypocalcemic vitamin D deficiency. We present a 44-day-old infant with hypocalcemia secondary to congenital vitamin D deficiency, who presented as a recurrent Acute Life Threatening Event (ALTE) resulting in an unexpectedly prolonged intensive care course. This report suggests that evaluation of vitamin D status should be included as part of the workup of ALTE and we describe evidence-based preventive measures for both mothers and infants who are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.
Rafat Mosalli; Elsayed Yasser; Abbass Mohammad Ali; Saleh Al Harbi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1319-2442     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436968     Medline TA:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Medical College Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Biological Markers / blood
Calcifediol / administration & dosage,  blood
Calcium / administration & dosage,  blood
Dietary Supplements
Hypocalcemia / blood,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Intensive Care
Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
Length of Stay
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Risk Factors
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Vitamin D Deficiency / blood,  congenital*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Vitamins / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Vitamins; 19356-17-3/Calcifediol; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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