Calcified Tissue International

, Volume 49, Supplement 1, pp S87–S87

Serum vitamin D level after an annual intramuscular injection of ergocalciferol

  • R. J. Heikinheimo
  • M. V. Haavisto
  • E. J. Harju
  • J. A. Inkovaara
  • R. H. Kaarela
  • L. A. Kolho
  • S. A. Rajala
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Summary

An annual intramuscular injection of ergocalciferol (150 000 IU) normalized low serum (25(OH)D concentrations in elderly people for 1 year. The treatment had a slight effect on serum 24,25(OH)2D levels but no effect on 1,25(OH)2D levels.

Key words

Osteoporosis Vitamin D 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Heikinheimo
    • 1
  • M. V. Haavisto
    • 1
  • E. J. Harju
    • 1
  • J. A. Inkovaara
    • 1
  • R. H. Kaarela
    • 1
  • L. A. Kolho
    • 1
  • S. A. Rajala
    • 1
  1. 1.Geriatric DepartmentTampere City HospitalTampereFinland

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