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CASE-BASED REVIEW
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 226-227

Supplementing Vitamin D: Dangers of too much of a good thing


1 Department of Medicine, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Immunology, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Jyothi Idiculla
Department of Medicine, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnatakaj
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-3698.192678

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The practice of checking and supplementing vitamin D even in situations where it is not warranted has become common practice among physicians. While many do not develop ill effects, some patients may suffer from consequent toxicity. This occurs mostly in patients who are vitamin D sufficient or those who have underlying disorders. We report a case of vitamin D supplementation in an elderly lady which resulted in hypercalcemia and pathological calcification.


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