Vitamin D deficiency and comorbidities in children with sickle cell anemia.

  title={Vitamin D deficiency and comorbidities in children with sickle cell anemia.},
  author={Tara Christine Jackson and Melissa J. Krauss and Michael R. DeBaun and Robert C Strunk and Ana Mar{\'i}a Arbel{\'a}ez},
  journal={Pediatric hematology and oncology},
  volume={29 3},
Vitamin D deficiency is known to be common among patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA). Vitamin D levels were measured in 139 children (aged 7.9 to 15.1 years) to study its association with SCA morbidities; severe deficiency <10 ng/mL was present in 64.0% and only 2.2% were sufficient (>30 ng/mL). Vitamin D levels were associated with pulmonary function (forced expiratory volume in 1 second [FEV(1)]), but not associated with either rates of acute pain or acute chest syndrome episodes. Further… CONTINUE READING
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