Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V12170921
Two immigrant children with vitamin D poisoning
The Danish National Board of Health recommends vitamin D supplement for children under two years, regardless of race or nutrition source. Danish studies have found, that 50-80% of children of Palestinian and Pakistani origin of the ages 0-16 years had vitamin D deficiency. This case report of vitamin D poisoning in two immigrant children shows, that there is a group of people, who are not aware of the correct dosage. Doctors as well as healthcare practitioners should be aware of the problem.