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Vitamin D deficiency is common in children. However, children with Spina Bifida (SB) may have unique predisposing factors to Vitamin D deficiency such as immobility leading to decreased sun exposure, dietary limitations, and chronic kidney disease. Children with SB have higher rates of fractures than other children, with risk factors including higher level of neurologic defect, decreased sensation, osteopenia, and non-ambulatory status.

Researchers at Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School conducted a retrospective chart review of patients in the Children’s Hospital Boston Myelodysplasia Program from 1999 to October 2011, age 1 month to 19 years old to determine the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among children and adolescents with SB and to determine the relation between Vitamin D status and fracture risk. Data on the first 250 subjects was presented (108 male, 142 female). Of those 250, data was available for 166.

Source: Faces of Spina Bifida magazine

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