J Trop Pediatr 2010 Apr 21;56(2):108-10. Epub 2009 Jul 21.
Pediatric Department, Pediatric Emergency Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
Vitamin D deficiency can develop very early in infancy, and be characterized by severe hypocalcemic symptoms. This study was done to determine the relation between symptomatic hypocalcemia and vitamin D deficiency in newborn infants and their mothers in the state of Qatar. This is a retrospective study for all newborns presented to the Pediatric Emergency Centers in Qatar with symptomatic hypocalcemia from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007. Read More