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    Hypocalcaemic seizures and maternal Vitamin D deficiency
    • Robert J Moy, Senior Lecturer in Child Health
    • Other Contributors:
      • Nick Shaw, Ian Mather, Melanie Kershaw, Nicola Trevelyan

    Dear Editor,

    We note with interest the article by Ladhani et al [1] on the modes of presentation of vitamin D deficiency in a retrospective survey of 65 children aged between birth and 13 years admitted over a 5 year period to 3 London hospitals. A similar resurgence of vitamin D deficiency disease (hypocalcaemic seizures and rickets) has been reported from the West Midlands [2] primarily among Asian and...

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    Reply to Ladhani et al: Presentation of vitamin D deficiency

    Dear Editor,

    I have read with great interest the article titled “Presentation of vitamin D deficiency” by Ladhani et al in the in the August 2004 issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood. [1] The article was excellent, however, I would like to point out a mistake in the legend of Figure 1 which states:

    "Figure 1 (A) Radiograph of patient aged 1 year with severe rickets. (B) Radiograph of pati...

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    Is no vitamin D for danger if breast feeding?

    Dear Editor,

    The paper by Ladhani et al on vitamin D deficiency reminds us of our wider duty of care to children in considering background nutrition [1].

    Prolonged breast feeding has been recognised as a risk factor for vitamin D deficiency [2]; it will be interesting to observe whether its incidence will increase with the international drive to promote exclusive breast feeding for the first six m...

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