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Nineteen cases of symptomatic neonatal hypocalcemia secondary to vitamin D deficiency: a 2-year study.
J Trop Pediatr 2010; 56(2):108-10JT

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency can develop very early in infancy, and be characterized by severe hypocalcemic symptoms. This study was done to determine the relation between symptomatic hypocalcemia and vitamin D deficiency in newborn infants and their mothers in the state of Qatar. This is a retrospective study for all newborns presented to the Pediatric Emergency Centers in Qatar with symptomatic hypocalcemia from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007. Nineteen newborn infants during the study period presented with symptomatic hypocalcemia. Vitamin D deficiency with or without relative hypoparathyroidism was the attributed cause. Vitamin D deficiency in newborn infants secondary to maternal vitamin D deficiency leading to hypocalcemic symptoms is not uncommon in the state of Qatar. Therefore, vitamin D supplementation in pregnant and lactating mothers in the state of Qatar should be considered after proper screening.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Pediatric Department, Pediatric Emergency Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.No affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19622711

Citation

Teaema, Fathi Hassan, and Khalid Al Ansari. "Nineteen Cases of Symptomatic Neonatal Hypocalcemia Secondary to Vitamin D Deficiency: a 2-year Study." Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, vol. 56, no. 2, 2010, pp. 108-10.
Teaema FH, Al Ansari K. Nineteen cases of symptomatic neonatal hypocalcemia secondary to vitamin D deficiency: a 2-year study. J Trop Pediatr. 2010;56(2):108-10.
Teaema, F. H., & Al Ansari, K. (2010). Nineteen cases of symptomatic neonatal hypocalcemia secondary to vitamin D deficiency: a 2-year study. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 56(2), pp. 108-10. doi:10.1093/tropej/fmp063.
Teaema FH, Al Ansari K. Nineteen Cases of Symptomatic Neonatal Hypocalcemia Secondary to Vitamin D Deficiency: a 2-year Study. J Trop Pediatr. 2010;56(2):108-10. PubMed PMID: 19622711.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nineteen cases of symptomatic neonatal hypocalcemia secondary to vitamin D deficiency: a 2-year study. AU - Teaema,Fathi Hassan, AU - Al Ansari,Khalid, Y1 - 2009/07/21/ PY - 2009/7/23/entrez PY - 2009/7/23/pubmed PY - 2010/6/3/medline SP - 108 EP - 10 JF - Journal of tropical pediatrics JO - J. Trop. Pediatr. VL - 56 IS - 2 N2 - Vitamin D deficiency can develop very early in infancy, and be characterized by severe hypocalcemic symptoms. This study was done to determine the relation between symptomatic hypocalcemia and vitamin D deficiency in newborn infants and their mothers in the state of Qatar. This is a retrospective study for all newborns presented to the Pediatric Emergency Centers in Qatar with symptomatic hypocalcemia from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007. Nineteen newborn infants during the study period presented with symptomatic hypocalcemia. Vitamin D deficiency with or without relative hypoparathyroidism was the attributed cause. Vitamin D deficiency in newborn infants secondary to maternal vitamin D deficiency leading to hypocalcemic symptoms is not uncommon in the state of Qatar. Therefore, vitamin D supplementation in pregnant and lactating mothers in the state of Qatar should be considered after proper screening. SN - 1465-3664 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19622711/Nineteen_cases_of_symptomatic_neonatal_hypocalcemia_secondary_to_vitamin_D_deficiency:_a_2_year_study_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/tropej/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/tropej/fmp063 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -