Hypervitaminosis D in Kashmiri Population: A Case Series of 11 Patients
|International Journal of Medical Science|
|© 2016 by SSRG - IJMS Journal|
|Volume 3 Issue 2|
|Year of Publication : 2016|
|Authors : Sulaiman Sath, S.Asif Rafiq Shah, Syed Nadeem Rafiq and Irtifa Jeelani|
Sulaiman Sath, S.Asif Rafiq Shah, Syed Nadeem Rafiq and Irtifa Jeelani, "Hypervitaminosis D in Kashmiri Population: A Case Series of 11 Patients" SSRG International Journal of Medical Science 3.2 (2016): 1-5.
Sulaiman Sath, S.Asif Rafiq Shah, Syed Nadeem Rafiq and Irtifa Jeelani,(2016). Hypervitaminosis D in Kashmiri Population: A Case Series of 11 Patients. SSRG International Journal of Medical Science 3.2, 1-5.
Vitamin D,although safe in usual doses can be toxic in higher doses and can affect different body organs due to hypercalcemia.As vitamin D deficiency is quiet common in Kashmir,so people either by self medication or as prescribed by clinicians take vitamin D empirically leading to hypervitaminosis D.We undertook a similar study of 11 cases of hypervitaminosis D who developed symptoms of hypercalcemia due to excess intake vitamin D supplements for back pains, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc. From this study we finally concluded that before prescribing vitamin D supplements, we should properly look into the background history of the patient along with biochemical parameters to know the status of vitamin D so that toxicity is prevented.
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