Vitamin D status and supplementation in pediatric gastrointestinal disease

Tarah O'malley, Roschelle Heuberger

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Purpose: To evaluate vitamin D status and supplementation in the pediatric population with common gastrointestinal diseases. The literature was searched for studies on vitamin D status in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, and liver disease. Vitamin D supplementation in healthy children was also reviewed. Conclusions. Those with gastrointestinal diseases are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency as a result of malabsorption. Current recommendations for supplementation may be too low to achieve optimal levels. Practice Implications: It is important to monitor vitamin D levels in pediatric populations with gastrointestinal diseases and appropriately treat levels that are insufficient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-150
Number of pages11
JournalJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • Celiac disease
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Ergocalciferol
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pediatric
  • Review
  • Status
  • Supplementation
  • Vitamin d


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