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Vitamin D Deficiency Summary

Description: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN D in the diet, insufficient production of vitamin D in the skin, inadequate absorption of vitamin D from the diet, or abnormal conversion of vitamin D to its bioactive metabolites. It is manifested clinically as RICKETS in children and OSTEOMALACIA in adults. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1406)

Also Known As: Deficiency, Vitamin D; Deficiencies, Vitamin D; Vitamin D Deficiencies

Networked: 3824 relevant articles (110 outcomes, 548 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Vitamin D Deficiency

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Vitamin D : 67 outcomes 303 studies in 1897 results : FDA 10 Generic
  2. hydroxide ion : 18 outcomes 95 studies in 724 results : IBA
  3. Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) : 12 outcomes 28 studies in 173 results : FDA 5
  4. Calcium : 9 outcomes 51 studies in 521 results : IBA
  5. Ergocalciferols (Ergocalciferol) : 7 outcomes 6 studies in 59 results : FDA 22 Generic
  6. 25-hydroxyvitamin D : 4 outcomes 40 studies in 251 results : IBA
  7. Parathyroid Hormone (Parathormone) : 3 outcomes 17 studies in 175 results : IBA
  8. Vitamins : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 62 results : IBA
  9. Phosphorus : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 63 results : IBA
  10. paricalcitol (Zemplar) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 8 results : FDA 3
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Diseases Related to Vitamin D Deficiency

  1. Rickets (Rachitis)
  2. Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  3. Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis)
  4. Osteoporosis
  5. Neoplasms (Cancer)
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Key Therapies for Vitamin D Deficiency

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  1. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 44 results
  2. Ligation : 1 outcome in 3 results
  3. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) : 1 outcome in 2 results
  4. Therapeutics : 1 outcome in 1 result
  5. Transplants (Transplant) : 4 studies in 32 results
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