A Case Report on Hypocalcemic Seizures Secondary to Maternal and Infant Vitamin D Deficiency

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Title A Case Report on Hypocalcemic Seizures Secondary to Maternal and Infant Vitamin D Deficiency
Creator Ferdousi, Asma
Ullah, Enshad Ekram
Samad, Rasheda
Subject Paediatrics
convulsion, hypocalcaemia, infant
Description Maternal vitamin D insufficiency is not uncommon. Usual causes of maternal deficiency in vitamin D and or calcium are due to cultural modifications in their diets or clothing habits. Infant born to mothers who are on breastfeeding are also at risk of developing vitamin D deficiency, hypocalcemia and seizure. We present a case of an infant with hypocalcemic seizures secondary to vitamin D deficiency.Hypocalcemic seizure may occur in term or preterm neonates due to maternal vitamin D insufficiency. It is not common to present with hypocalcemic seizures at 4 to 5 months age in an otherwise healthy child with uneventful neonatal period.
Publisher Open Science Journal
Date 2018-02-25
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Identifier https://osjournal.org/ojs/index.php/OSJ/article/view/1291
Source Open Science Journal; Vol 3, No 1 (2018): Open Science Journal
Language eng
Relation https://osjournal.org/ojs/index.php/OSJ/article/view/1291/133
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Open Science Journal

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