Diagnosis and management of vitamin D deficiency.

@article{Pearce2010DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of vitamin D deficiency.},
  author={Simon H. S. Pearce and Tim D. Cheetham},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2010},
  volume={340},
  pages={b5664}
}
Rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults are the classic manifestations of profound vitamin D deficiency. In recent years, however, non-musculoskeletal conditions—including cancer, metabolic syndrome, infectious and autoimmune disorders—have also been found to be associated with low vitamin D levels. The spectrum of these common disorders is of particular concern because observational studies have demonstrated that vitamin D insufficiency is widespread in many northern regions of the… CONTINUE READING
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