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ba0004p125 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Vitamin D status of gastrostomy-fed children with special needs

Kuter Hayley , Das Geeta , Mughal M Zulf

Background: Children with special needs may be greater risk of vitamin D deficiency due to decreased mobility and outdoor play, concomitant medications that increase catabolism of vitamin D, reduced nutritional intake and low body weight. Gastrostomy-fed children receiving a nutritionally complete formula may still be at risk of vitamin D deficiency due to the above factors.Objective: The objective of this study is to assess the vitamin D status of speci...