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==Background==
 
==Background==
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*Preventable condition in infants and children that is attributed to [[Vitamin D deficiency]]
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*Extreme deficiency leading to decrease bone mineralization in children, with or without hypocalcemia
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*Risk factors for [[Vitamin D deficiency]] in infants include:
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**Exclusive breastfed infants without vitamin D supplementation
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**Dark skin pigmentation
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**Maternal [[Vitamin D deficiency]]
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***In utero, 25-hydroxyvitamin D passes through the placenta to the infant
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==

Revision as of 05:46, 13 January 2017

Background

  • Preventable condition in infants and children that is attributed to Vitamin D deficiency
  • Extreme deficiency leading to decrease bone mineralization in children, with or without hypocalcemia
  • Risk factors for Vitamin D deficiency in infants include:
    • Exclusive breastfed infants without vitamin D supplementation
    • Dark skin pigmentation
    • Maternal Vitamin D deficiency
      • In utero, 25-hydroxyvitamin D passes through the placenta to the infant

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References