VITAMIN D INTOXICATION IN 7-MONTH-OLD INFANT WITH RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF VITAMIN D

Authors

  • Nadia Waheed Children hospital&institute of child health Lahore
  • Huma Arshad Cheema Children hospital&institute of child health Lahore
  • Anjum Saeed Children hospital&institute of child health Lahore
  • Muhammad Arshad Alvi Children hospital&institute of child health Lahore
  • Zafar Fayyaz Children hospital&institute of child health Lahore
  • Nadeem Anjum Children hospital&institute of child health Lahore
  • Sara Batool Children hospital&institute of child health Lahore

Abstract

Over the past decade there is increased use of vitamin D supplementation because of its benefits on bone health. It is a fat-soluble vitamin and cannot be excreted from the body. There is need for monitoring 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in infants and children who receive long-term vitamin D supplementation at or above the upper level intake that is currently recommended. Vitamin D intoxication can present from mild ignorable to severe life-threatening symptoms. We present a 7-month-old infant with vitamin D intoxication at recommended daily doses of vitamin D.Keywords: Hypervitaminosis D; Recommended daily allowance; Hypercalcemia, Vitamin D

Author Biography

Nadia Waheed, Children hospital&institute of child health Lahore

Senior Registrar paediatric gastroentrology ,hepatology & nutritionChildren hospital&Institute of Child healthLahore

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2019-01-15

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