Effect of intramuscular cholecalciferol megadose in children with nutritional rickets

  title={Effect of intramuscular cholecalciferol megadose in children with nutritional rickets},
  author={M. Bothra and N. Gupta and Vandana Jain},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism},
  pages={687 - 692}
  • M. Bothra, N. Gupta, Vandana Jain
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Abstract Background: The treatment practices for vitamin D deficiency rickets are highly variable. Though a single intramuscular (IM) megadose of vitamin D is economical, and ensures good compliance, it poses the risk of hypervitaminosis D. This observational study was conducted to assess the duration of effect and safety of single IM megadose of cholecalciferol in the treatment of vitamin D deficiency rickets. Methods: Children younger than 14 years with rickets were enrolled. Baseline… CONTINUE READING
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