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Inappropriate and inconsistent modalities of treatment of vitamin D deficiency in children
  1. K Gupta1,
  2. J T Warner2
  1. 1Musgrove Park Hospital, Cardiff, UK
  2. 2University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to K Gupta, Paediatric Consultant, Musgrove Park Hospital, 26 Tramore Way, Cardiff CF23 8PZ, UK; kowshik{at}

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Vitamin D deficiency in children remains a significant healthcare problem. Pearce and Cheetham,1 in their article on ‘Diagnosis and management of vitamin D deficiency’, quite clearly recommend the use of calciferol (3000–6000 IU/day) in the treatment of vitamin D deficiency in children. Expert opinion from the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes also confirm this recommendation,2 yet anecdotal evidence suggests that some children diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency are being treated inappropriately.

We have recently completed a prospective 2-year survey of vitamin D deficiency …

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