hrp0084p3-650 | Bone | ESPE2015

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Sickle Cell Anaemic Children in Jos, Nigeria

Abok Ibrahim I , Mukuwhana Rensom , Konrad Katja , Okolo Selina

Background: Children with SCA are six times likely to be vitamin D deficient. The prevalence of VDD in SCA is 65–100% (USA, Jeddah, Spain, England). Reasons for these include: recurrent illness, hospitalization, Increase resting energy expenditure, poor appetite, inadequate food intake, increased energy & micronutrient needs and probably excessive body covering. VDD in SCA is associated with increasing co morbidities. However, there are no studies from Nigeria the cou...