The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 12, pp 1147–1148 | Cite as

Vitamin D Supplementation in Childhood – A Review of Guidelines: Correspondence

  • Jogender KumarEmail author
  • Amitabh Singh
To the Editor: We read with interest the review article “Vitamin D Supplementation in Childhood – A Review of Guidelines” published in the recent issue of your esteemed journal and found it very useful [1]. This article presents an in-depth review of the existing guidelines for vitamin D supplementation, a recently explored/exploited supplement, however, there are certain points we would like to highlight which might bring more clarity on this issue and will be useful to the readers.
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    Authors stated that there are no formal guidelines on vitamin D supplementation for Indian children, however, recently Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) published guidelines for vitamin D supplementation and treatment in concordance with other international organizations [2]. IAP recommends supplementation of 400 IU of vitamin D upto 1 y of age, and 600 IU of vitamin D from 1 to 18 y for the prevention of rickets.

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    Authors mentioned that all of the international organizations agreed to a level of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsVardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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