A TEENAGER WITH EPILEPSY AND SEVERE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY: WHO COULD HAVE PREVENTED THE PROBLEM?

Michelle Pike, Jodi Newcombe, Colin Michie

Abstract


A 14 year old girl, MI, presented to the A&E with injuries sustained during a prolonged seizure. She was obese, suffered shortness of breath on exercise and had learning difficulties. Investigation demonstrated she suffered severe vitamin D deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hypocalcemia. The addition of Vitamin D supplementation to her treatment has resulted in significant improvement in her exercise tolerance and activity levels.


Keywords


Epilepsy, vitamin D, Adolescence, Hand dynamometry

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