How is nutritional vitamin D and calcium deficiency treated in patients with hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Nutritional vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunlight exposure or poor oral intake of vitamin D responds to treatment with ultraviolet light or sunlight exposure. [49] Treat nutritional rickets with vitamin D2. Oral calcium preparations containing 1-2 g of elemental calcium per day can treat patients with a calcium deficiency. For infants who are breastfed, adjust the dose to 30 mg/kg/day. Calcitriol may be used, but it has the disadvantages of a higher price and the possibility of producing hypervitaminosis D with hypercalcemia.

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