Vitamin D Levels in Neonates With and Without Seizures: A Single Center Cross-Sectional Study

Reddy, Jonnala Chaitanya and Barche, Apurv and Andrade, Sneha Jaganathan and Verma, Aditya and Lewis, Leslie Edward Simon and Purkayastha, Jayashree (2021) Vitamin D Levels in Neonates With and Without Seizures: A Single Center Cross-Sectional Study. Indian Pediatrics, 58 (9). pp. 839-841. ISSN 0019-6061

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Abstract

Objective: To study the serum vitamin D levels in neonatal seizures and vitamin D status of the mothers whose babies had vitamin D deficiency. Methods: For this cross-sectional study,vitamin D levels were studied in term and late preterm neonates admitted to NICU with seizures at our tertiary care center. Controls were term and late preterm healthy neonates admitted in the postnatal ward with the mothers in the same center. Results: 30 cases and 30 controls were enrolled. The mean (SD) serum vitamin D was 19.33 (7.76) ng/mL among cases and 16.83 (6.74) ng/mL among controls (P=0.18). We tested maternal vitamin D levels in babies with seizures and low vitamin D levels. The mean (SD) serum vitamin D level among these mothers (n=11) was 13.25 (6.17) ng/mL. Conclusions: There was no statistically significant association between serum vitamin D levels and seizures among neonates in our study

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hypocalcemia; Neonates; Seizures; Vitamin D
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 06:31
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 06:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158672

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