hrp0084p3-650 | Bone | ESPE2015
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 65100% (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...