[Neonatal hypocalcemia. Results of vitamin D supplement in the mother. Study on 13,377 newborn infants]

Bull Acad Natl Med. 1990 Oct;174(7):1051-9; discussion 1059-60.
[Article in French]


The incidence of hypocalcemia in newborn infant is greater in winter: 7.72% than in summer 2.63% if no vitamin D prophylaxis is given to the mother. After vitamin D supplementation, the incidence falls from 5.11 to 1.93%. This improvement occurs mainly in winter 7.72/2.43%. This last figure being equivalent in winter to the summer one above mentioned. Administration of a single dose (200,000 units vit D) at the end of pregnancy suppresses the seasonal handicap.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypocalcemia / prevention & control*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Maternal-Fetal Exchange
  • Pregnancy
  • Seasons
  • Vitamin D / administration & dosage
  • Vitamin D / therapeutic use*


  • Vitamin D