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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 384-386

Severe Vitamin D deficiency causing kyphoscoliosis

1 Department of Medicine, Sri Aurobindo Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhishek Singhai
MD Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Sri Aurobindo Medical College, Indore, M.P.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.123930

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Vitamin D deficiency is common among Indian population. Women are especially at risk for severe vitamin D deficiency. The risk is higher for those who are multiparous and postmenopausal. Poor exposure to sunlight, higher latitude, winter season, inadequate diet, older age, obesity and malabsorption are also important risk factors. Symptoms of hypovitaminosis D, including diffuse or migratory pain affecting several sites (especially the shoulder, pelvis, ribcage and lower back) have also been misdiagnosed as musculoskeletal disorders, including fibromyalgia, polymyalgia rheumatica and ankylosing spondylitis. Here, we report two cases presented with kyphoscoliosis, diagnosed to have severe vitamin D deficiency.

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