Vitamin D deficiency (overview)

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Vitamin D deficiency (also known as hypovitaminosis D) is common, and untreated, may result in serious sequelae. Traditionally its pathological manifestations have been regarded through the lens of skeletal maturity:

However it has become increasingly clear that a deficiency of vitamin D has broader implications than solely abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system.

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rID: 71283
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lack of vitamin D
  • Hypovitaminosis D

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