Correlation of vitamin D level with its related biochemical parameters and impact of different treatment regimens on their correction

Amit Gupta, Sachin Kumar


Background: Vit D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is produced when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vit D synthesis. Aims and Objectives of the study were to find out the correlation of vit D level with its related biochemical parameters and impact of two different treatment regimens on their correction.

Methods: A total of 107 patients were followed up out of which 89 were vit D deficient and rest were vit D insufficient.

Results: Mean age of the patients was 6.11±4.49 and males comprised 66%. Mean BMI of children included in group A, B and C was 19.40±2.69, 19.60±3.18 and 20.95±3.72 kg/m2 respectively. Vit D levels at baseline had a significant inverse correlation with ALP (r=-0.27, p value=0.008).  Before and after comparison of mean serum calcium levels revealed significant improvement in both the treatment groups. Severity of vit D deficiency, at baseline, 9.10, 77.30 and 13.60% of patients had vit D levels of less than 5, 5 to 15 and more than 15 for group A respectively. In group B at baseline, 6.70, 71.10 and 22.20% of patients had vit D levels of less than 5, 5 to 15 and more than 15 respectively.

Conclusions: Present study found that 60,000 IU/week and dose of 2000 IU/day for infants or 5000 IU/day for 1 to 18 years of age, along with 500 to 800 mg oral calcium for 6 to 8 weeks can result in correction of vit D deficiency.


Vit D, Biochemical parameters, Treatment regimes

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