Sunlight exposure and development of rickets in Indian toddlers.

  title={Sunlight exposure and development of rickets in Indian toddlers.},
  author={Veena H. Ekbote and Anuradha Vaman Khadilkar and Mohamed Z Mughal and Neeta M Hanumante and Neha J Sanwalka and Vaman V. Khadilkar and Shashi Ajit Chiplonkar and Shashi Kant and R Ganacharya},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={77 1},
OBJECTIVE To study the role of sunlight exposure in determining the vitamin D status of underprivileged toddlers. METHODS Height and weight were measured, clinical examination was performed, Food Frequency Questionnaire was administered and history of sunlight exposure was obtained in all (61) toddlers attending daytime crèche (Group B). Ionised calcium (iCa), inorganic Phosphorous (iP), alkaline phosphatase activity (ALP), serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) and 25 Hydroxy vitamin D (25OHD) were… CONTINUE READING