TITLE

Unrecognised severe vitamin D deficiency

AUTHOR(S)
Sievenpiper, John L.; McIntyre, Elizabeth A.; Verrill, Mark; Quinton, Richard; Pearce, Simon H.S.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1371
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of unrecognized severe vitamin D deficiency, which is a common medical condition and can mimic musculoskeletal disorders and some mental health problems. Two case cases of longstanding undiagnosed vitamin D deficiency that resulted in in important clinical consequences are presented and examined. A discussion of the global prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and of increased attention which it has received from public health experts from across the globe, is presented.
ACCESSION #
32747047

 

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