Vitamin D Deficiency among Children: More of a Mountain than a Molehil
Olufunke Tolulope Owa, Adewale Bayode Owa.
Department of Paediatrics, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, United Kingdom.
Abstract
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which has both skeletal and extra-skeletal functions in humans. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is a common medical problem worldwide. It has been associated with a number of acute and chronic medical conditions. The diagnosis of VDD is straightforward. It however requires identification of risk factors, good history taking and physical examination as well as ordering the appropriate investigations. Health workers looking after children need to be constantly reminded about this common medical condition.

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