Maternal Hypovitaminosis D as a Cause of neonatal seizure

Authors

  • Yoriko Nishizawa Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, KhesarGyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Sonam Sonam Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, KhesarGyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Carolyn Mize Health Volunteers Overseas.
  • Tamara Vesel Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47811/DGBV1688

Abstract

Maternal hypovitaminosis D has many implications for both mother and newborn. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Bhutan is not yet known. The case presented below represents a severe symptomatic presentation of vitamin D deficiency in a neonate due to maternal vitamin D deficiency. It highlights the need for raised suspicion of vitamin D deficiency as a cause of late-onset neonatal seizures, epidemiologic studies, and potential vitamin supplementation for pregnant women, as well as the need for vitamin D-only liquid supplements in pharmacies in Bhutan.

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Published

2020-10-23

How to Cite

Nishizawa, Y., Sonam, S., Mize, C., & Vesel, T. (2020). Maternal Hypovitaminosis D as a Cause of neonatal seizure. Bhutan Health Journal, 3(2), 11-14. https://doi.org/10.47811/DGBV1688

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Case Report