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Vitamin D deficiency in UK Asian families: activating a new concern
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    Re: Vitamin D deficiency in UK Asian families: activating a new concern
    • Michael Coren, Paediatrician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Deepa Krishnakumar, Paediatric Registrar, St. Mary's Hospital

    Dear Editor

    In response to the review article by Shaw and Pal [1] we would like to contribute our experience of rickets in children in a inner city population over the last 24 months. During this period 14 children were seen fulfilling clinical/radiological and biochemical criteria for vitamin D deficient rickets.

    The children were between the ages of 5-36 months(mean age 15.3 months)

    4 were white...

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    None declared.
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    Vitamin D deficiency in children in the UK
    • Bimal M Mehta, Paediatric Specialist Registrar
    • Other Contributors:
      • Roy F. Harris

    Dear Editor

    We read the review of vitamin D deficiency in UK Asian families with interest.[1] While we agree with their recommendations, our own experience, and a review of the literature, highlights another sub population of the UK at risk of nutritional rickets.

    A three-month-old Afro Caribbean male presented with a two-day history of brief, generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Physical examination was...

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    None declared.
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    Replete or insufficient Vitamin D?
    • Nick J Shaw, Paediatric Endocrinologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Rani Pal

    Dear Editor

    We are grateful to Ruth Morley and her colleagues for their interest in our article which as stated in the abstract was focusing on symptomatic Vitamin D deficiency. The recommendations we have given are based on those advocated by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy(COMA)[1]in 1991 which were reiterated in their later publication in 1998[2]despite further evidence at that time suggesting that...

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    None declared.
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    Vitamin D in pregnant women.
    • Ruth Morley, Senior Research Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sonia Grover, Julie Pasco, Geoffrey Nicholson and John McGrath (Australia), Reinhold Vieth (Canada)

    Dear Editor,

    We agree with Shaw and Pal [1] that maternal vitamin D insufficiency during gestation probably has important long-term implications for the health of the offspring. [2] However, although the amount of vitamin D that women need for optimal fetal development is not known, we would like to point out that recent evidence indicates that the intake recommendations outlined in their review will not solve the pr...

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