Mother-child vitamin D deficiency: an international perspective

Dawodu, Adekunle; Wagner, Carol L.
September 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2007, Vol. 92 Issue 9, p737
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the article "High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in newborn infants high-risk mothers." They cited rickets as one of the diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency and elaborated the countries affected with the disease. They also stress on the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in women of child-bearing age during pregnancy and nursing mothers. They elaborate how such deficiency became a public health issue in many nations specially for the mother and child.


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