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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2007 Jan;46(1):42-4.

Vitamin D deficiency in a healthy group of mothers and newborn infants.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0456, USA. joyclee@med.umich.edu

Abstract

Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D was measured in 40 healthy, mostly Black, mother-infant pairs. Although a majority of mothers received a daily prenatal multivitamin, vitamin D deficiency (<30 nmol/L), was found in 50% of mothers and 65% of their newborn infants, with a positive correlation between maternal and infant plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. Maternal vitamin D deficiency may represent an important risk factor for the development of rickets in children.

PMID:
17164508
DOI:
10.1177/0009922806289311
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