VITAMIN D3 DEFICIENCY;

VITAMIN D3 DEFICIENCY AND INSUFFICIENCY IN CLINICALLY ASYMPTOMATIC AND APPARENTLY HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS.

  • Suresh Kumar Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Arshad - Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Bilawal Hingorjo Dow University of Health Sciences/ Civil Hospital Karachi.
  • Nathumal Maheshwari Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Rewachand - Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Saher Fatima Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
Keywords: Helicobacter Pylori, Ferritin, Iron, TIBC, Male

Abstract

Objectives: Determination of vitamin D3 deficiency and insufficiency in clinically asymptomatic and apparently healthy young adult male. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Study setting & Duration: Department of Medicine, Layari General Hospital Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College from March 2015 to May 2016.Subjects and Methods: A sample of 100 volunteer participants, comprising of 57 male and female was selected according to the study criteria. 5 ml venous blood was collected in disposable syringe. Blood urea, serum creatinine, serum calcium and phosphate were estimated by standard laboratory procedures. ARCHITECT I 1000 system detected the vitamin D3. Data analysis was analysed by SPSS 22.0 (USA). Results: Serum Calcium and Phosphate were noted as 8.76±1.11 and 9.20±0.2 mg/dl (P=0.036) & 3.23±0.85 and 3.25±0.80 mg/dl (P=0.71) in male and female subjects respectively. Vitamin D3 (mean± SD) in male and female was noted as 23.0±8.24 and 27.19±14.13 ng/dl (P=0.006). Vitamin D3 (mean± SD) of total study population was noted as 24.80± 11.29 ng/ml. Frequency of vitamin D3 deficiency, insufficiency and sufficiency noted in 45%, 32% and 23% respectively (P=0.0001). Conclusion: We found vitamin D3 deficiency and insufficiency in 77% of young apparently healthy and clinically asymptomatic adults

Author Biographies

Suresh Kumar, Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

MBBS, FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Medicine

 

Arshad -, Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

MBBS, MCPS, FCPS

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

 

Bilawal Hingorjo, Dow University of Health Sciences/ Civil Hospital Karachi.

MBBS, FCPS

Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

 

Nathumal Maheshwari, Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

MBBS, FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Paediatrics Surgery

 

Rewachand -, Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

MBBS, FCPS

Senior Registrar

Department of Paediatrics Surgery

 

Saher Fatima, Shaheed Muhtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical College Layari General Hospital Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

MBBS, FCPS

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

Published
2019-01-10