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Vitamin D Deficiency Among Healthy Infants

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Muhammad Waqas Ashfaq , Rai Muhammad Asghar , Saba Naim Khan. Vitamin D Deficiency Among Healthy Infants. JRMC [Internet]. 2014 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Sep. 28];18(1). Available from:


Background: To determine the frequency of Vitamin D deficiency in healthy infants in order to prevent Rickets and other conditions associated with it.
Methods: In this Cross Sectional Study, total 72 healthy infants of age 09 months to 12 months were selected .Blood sample (3ml) was also collected for quantitative determination of 25-hydroxy vitamin D level,by Enzyme immunoassay. X-ray wrists were done of Vitamin D deficient infants.
Results: 25-hydroxy vitamin D level were found suboptimal in 50%,deficient in 15.3 and deverly deficient in 2.8%.Radiological studies of the wrists were conducted in infants having below suboptimal serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D level which showed that 53.8% of the patients had radiological findings suggestive of Rickets and 46.2% were normal.
Conclusion:Serum 25-hydroxy Vitamin D concentration was low in otherwise healthy infants. Vitamin D supplementation should be started early in infancy