Objective: To study the serum vitamin D levels in neonatal seizures and vitamin D status of the mothers whose babies had vitamin D deficiency. Methods: For this cross-sectional study, vitamin D levels were studied in term and late preterm neonates admitted to NICU with seizures at our tertiary care center. Controls were term and late preterm healthy neonates admitted in the postnatal ward with the mothers in the same center. Results: 30 cases and 30 controls were enrolled. The mean (SD) serum vitamin D was 19.33 (7.76) ng/mL among cases and 16.83 (6.74) ng/mL among controls (P=0.18). We tested maternal vitamin D levels in babies with seizures and low vitamin D levels. The mean (SD) serum vitamin D level among these mothers (n=11) was 13.25 (6.17) ng/mL. Conclusions: There was no statistically significant association between serum vitamin D levels and seizures among neonates in our study.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health