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[Vitamin D deficiency in children born in Denmark of dark-skinned women.]

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Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2011 Jun 27;173(26):1862-1863
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-27-2011
Author
Jesper Brok
Lene Huusom
Dina Cortes
Author Affiliation
Børneafdelingen, Hvidovre Hospital, 2650 Hvidovre. jesperb5@hotmail.com.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2011 Jun 27;173(26):1862-1863
Date
Jun-27-2011
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Rickets due to malnutrition is rare in Denmark. The Danish Board of Health recommend that: pregnant women are treated with a daily dose of vitamin D daily (10 micrograms); emigrants with coloured skin have their vitamin D level assessed during pregnancy; all children receive a daily dose of vitamin D (10 micrograms) until two years old. Despite of these recommendations two cases of severe nutritional rickets among children of emigrants were discovered upon hospital admission. The symptoms were heterogeneous: delayed walking skills and convulsions. We conclude that nutritional rickets is a tricky diagnosis, but is preventable.
PubMed ID
21712006 View in PubMed
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