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Following the article by Jessiman et al1 we would like to describe our experience, which indicated that health professionals continue to be poorly informed about the importance of vitamin D supplementation.
In recent years, the UK has seen the re-emergence of vitamin D deficiency2 and its striking clinical manifestations3 in children.
In 2007, a Camden-based audit4 found only 19.1% high-risk children were correctly supplemented, despite the introduction of Healthy Start5 guidelines in 2006, which set out clear recommendations for vitamin supplementation in infants and young children.
Over 18 months (2009–2010), six patients from this ethnically diverse borough6 presented to University College London Hospital (UCLH) with hypocalcaemic …