Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 511--514

Congenital vitamin D deficiency: A rare etiology of an acute life threatening event in early infancy


Rafat Mosalli1, Elsayed Yasser2, Abbass Mohammad Ali2, Saleh Al Harbi1 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Medical College Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Rafat Mosalli
Department of Pediatrics, Umm Al-Qura University, P.O. Box 7607, Makkah
Saudi Arabia

Infants born to mothers with deficiency of vitamin D and/or calcium due to cultural modifications in their diets, life style and clothing habits, are at risk of developing early and fatal sequelae of hypocalcemic vitamin D deficiency. We present a 44-day-old infant with hypocal­cemia secondary to congenital vitamin D deficiency, who presented as a recurrent Acute Life Threatening Event (ALTE) resulting in an unexpectedly prolonged intensive care course. This report suggests that evaluation of vitamin D status should be included as part of the workup of ALTE and we describe evidence-based preventive measures for both mothers and infants who are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.


How to cite this article:
Mosalli R, Yasser E, Ali AM, Harbi SA. Congenital vitamin D deficiency: A rare etiology of an acute life threatening event in early infancy.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2010;21:511-514


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Mosalli R, Yasser E, Ali AM, Harbi SA. Congenital vitamin D deficiency: A rare etiology of an acute life threatening event in early infancy. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];21:511-514
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