Vitamin D status in abused and nonabused children younger than 2 years old with fractures

Samantha Schilling, Joanne N. Wood, Michael A. Levine, David Langdon, Cindy W. Christian

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine vitamin D levels in children with (1) suspected abusive and accidental fractures, (2) single and multiple fractures, and (3) fracture types highly associated with inflicted trauma. DESIGN AND METHODS: A study of children younger than 2 years of age with fractures admitted to a large children's hospital was performed. Bivariate analysis and test for trend were performed to test for the association of vitamin D status and biochemical markers of bone health with the primary outcomes of fracture etiology, number, and type. RESULTS: Of 118 subjects in the study, 8% had deficient vitamin D levels (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-841
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics
Volume127
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Fractures
  • Vitamin D deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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