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[Seizures in foreign newborns due to maternal vitamin-D deficiency].
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2005; 149(5):257-60NT

Abstract

In a Moroccan male, a Turkish female and a Sudanese male newborn who presented with seizures in the second week of life, hypocalcaemia was found. The hypocalcaemia was caused by neonatal vitamin-D deficiency as a result of maternal vitamin-D deficiency during pregnancy. The vitamin-D deficiency of the mothers was caused by the diminished exposure to sunlight as a result of wearing a veil and the dark pigmentation of the skin. The infants were cured by vitamin-D suppletion. With the increasing numbers of dark-skinned women and women who wear veils in the Dutch population, the group of pregnant women and newborns running a risk of vitamin-D deficiency is becoming larger. Therefore, the risk of hypocalcaemia and vitamin-D deficiency rickets in newborns is also increasing. In newborns with seizures, one should think of the possibility of neonatal vitamin-D deficiency, especially if the mothers belong to the group at risk.

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Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, afd. Kindergeneeskunde, Postbus 10.900, 3004 BA Rotterdam.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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dut

PubMed ID

15719838

Citation

Dijkstra, S H., et al. "[Seizures in Foreign Newborns Due to Maternal vitamin-D Deficiency]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 149, no. 5, 2005, pp. 257-60.
Dijkstra SH, Arpaci G, Huijsman WA, et al. [Seizures in foreign newborns due to maternal vitamin-D deficiency]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2005;149(5):257-60.
Dijkstra, S. H., Arpaci, G., Huijsman, W. A., Boot, A. M., & van den Akker, E. L. (2005). [Seizures in foreign newborns due to maternal vitamin-D deficiency]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 149(5), pp. 257-60.
Dijkstra SH, et al. [Seizures in Foreign Newborns Due to Maternal vitamin-D Deficiency]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2005 Jan 29;149(5):257-60. PubMed PMID: 15719838.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Seizures in foreign newborns due to maternal vitamin-D deficiency]. AU - Dijkstra,S H, AU - Arpaci,G, AU - Huijsman,W A, AU - Boot,A M, AU - van den Akker,E L T, PY - 2005/2/22/pubmed PY - 2005/3/22/medline PY - 2005/2/22/entrez SP - 257 EP - 60 JF - Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde JO - Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd VL - 149 IS - 5 N2 - In a Moroccan male, a Turkish female and a Sudanese male newborn who presented with seizures in the second week of life, hypocalcaemia was found. The hypocalcaemia was caused by neonatal vitamin-D deficiency as a result of maternal vitamin-D deficiency during pregnancy. The vitamin-D deficiency of the mothers was caused by the diminished exposure to sunlight as a result of wearing a veil and the dark pigmentation of the skin. The infants were cured by vitamin-D suppletion. With the increasing numbers of dark-skinned women and women who wear veils in the Dutch population, the group of pregnant women and newborns running a risk of vitamin-D deficiency is becoming larger. Therefore, the risk of hypocalcaemia and vitamin-D deficiency rickets in newborns is also increasing. In newborns with seizures, one should think of the possibility of neonatal vitamin-D deficiency, especially if the mothers belong to the group at risk. SN - 0028-2162 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15719838/[Seizures_in_foreign_newborns_due_to_maternal_vitamin_D_deficiency]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/6489 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -