TITLE

Maternal vitamin D deficiency associated with neonatal hypocalcaemic convulsions

AUTHOR(S)
Camadoo, Laxmi; Tibbott, Rebecca; Isaza, Fernando
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Nutrition Journal;2007, Vol. 6, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Maternal vitamin D insufficiency is not uncommon. Infants born to mothers who are deficient in vitamin D and or calcium, usually due to cultural modifications in their diets or clothing habits, and in addition are breastfed, are at risk of developing vitamin D deficiency and hypocalcaemia. We present a case of neonatal hypocalcaemic seizures secondary to vitamin D deficiency. Rickets in children resulting from vitamin D deficiency is well documented. It is also becoming clear that there is a positive correlation between maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and lactation and the development of rickets both in infancy and childhood. The correlation between maternal vitamin D, neonatal vitamin D and hypocalcaemia is not well documented.
ACCESSION #
30094678

 

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