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Vitamin D Status of Low Birth Weight Infants in Delhi: A Comparative Study.
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PMID:  22529320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To evaluate vitamin D status of preterm and term low birthweight (LBW) and term normal birth weight (NBW; weight ≥ 2500 g) infants at birth and in early infancy.Methods: We enrolled 220 LBW and 119 NBW infants along with their mothers. Blood samples of both infants and mothers were taken within 48 h of birth, and that of infants were repeated at 3 months. Serum levels of calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase, 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and parathormone (PTH) were estimated using standard tests. Our primary outcome was vitamin D deficiency (VDD; serum 25OHD <20 ng/ml in mothers and <15 ng/ml in infants). Other outcomes were raised PTH (>46 pg/ml), raised AlkP (>120 U/l in mothers and 420 U/l in infants), and clinical rickets.Findings: VDD was present in 186 (87.3%) of LBW and 103 (88.6%) of NBW infants at birth, and in 77 (60.6%) of LBW and 55 (71.6%) of NBW infants at a median corrected age of 12 and 15 weeks, respectively. VDD was almost universal (93-97%) among mothers of both groups. Raised PTH was present in 138 (63.6%) of LBW and 48 (41.4%) of NBW infants at birth, and in 58 (45.7%) of LBW and 38 (49.3%) of NBW infants at follow-up. Clinical rickets was present in 17 (13.4%) of LBW and 4 (4.9%) of NBW infants at 12-14 weeks of corrected age.Conclusions: High prevalence of VDD in LBW as well as NBW infants with clinical rickets at an early age underlines the need to study the effect of various vitamin D supplementation regimens in these infants to identify the optimal dose.
Ramesh Agarwal; Deenanath Virmani; Munna Lal Jaipal; Shuchita Gupta; Nandita Gupta; M Jeeva Sankar; Sunita Bhatia; Anand Agarwal; Veena Devgan; Ashok Deorari; Vinod K Paul;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-23
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Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Hospital and Swami Dayanand Hospital, New Delhi 110029, India.
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