Vitamin D and bone health: a practical clinical guideline for management in children and young people

National Osteoporosis Society

Adequate amounts of vitamin D are required for healthy bones. Bone mass attained during childhood and adolescence is an important determinant of lifelong skeletal health. It has been reported that there is a resurgence of rickets or hypocalcaemic symptoms in children—signs that indicate vitamin D deficiency. There has been a large increase in vitamin D blood tests with evidence that many individuals have suboptimal vitamin D status, often without symptoms.

This Guidelines summary covers vitamin D testing, treatment for vitamin D deficiency, and indications for referral.

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