The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 4, pp 307–308 | Cite as

Prevalence of Hypocalcemia in Seizures in Infancy

Clinical Brief


A one-year prospective study on developmentally normal children between 1-mo to 2-y with seizures was done to study the prevalence of hypocalcemia. The contribution of hypovitaminosis-D to hypocalcemia was also studied. Of 78 infants (51 boys) enrolled, 18 (23.1%) had hypocalcemia. Fifteen (19.2%) had hypocalcemia secondary to hypovitaminosis-D and 3 (3.8%) had hypomagnesemia. In infants aged less than 6 mo who were exclusively breastfed, 15 (41.67%) had hypocalcemia in comparison to other two age groups [2 (10.53%) in 6–12 mo age-group and 1 (4.35%) in 1–2 y age-group]. This association was statistically significant (p = 0.001).


Infancy Hypocalcemic seizures Hypovitaminosis-D 



MK enrolled the patients and was involved in management of the cases. He has drafted the article and will act as the guarantor of the manuscript. KS collected the data and analysed the findings. VP did the literature search and helped in drafting of the article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsKLE University’s J N Medical CollegeBelgaumIndia
  2. 2.KLE UniversityBelgaumIndia

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