Journal article

VITAMIN-D DEFICIENCY IN INFANTS AND YOUNG-CHILDREN BORN TO MIGRANT PARENTS

JJ PILLOW, PJ FORREST, CP RODDA

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | BLACKWELL SCIENCE PUBL AUSTR | Published : 1995

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the current modes of presentation for the development of nutritional vitamin D deficiency in Melbourne children. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective descriptive review was undertaken of the case records of children less than 5 years of age discharged from three Melbourne hospitals with a diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency or hypocalcaemia from January 1992 to January 1994. RESULTS: The study identified 13 infants and young children whose hospital admission was related to nutritional vitamin D deficiency. Significant morbidity and a broad spectrum of biochemical and clinical features were noted at presentation. All children had migrant parents and were either exclusively or pr..

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