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Vitamin D deficiency common in critically ill children

from Medscape Medical News

According to two recent studies, two-thirds of children admitted to pediatric intensive care units may be deficient in vitamin D, which may make them vulnerable to more severe illness. The studies were published online Aug. 6 in Pediatrics. Vitamin D deficiency is common in critically ill adults and is associated with sepsis and more severe critical illness, but the associations between vitamin D deficiency and pediatric critical illness have not yet been determined. more

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