Vitamin D status in children and adolescents with kidney transplants

Louise Aarup Brodersen, Pia Rude Nielsen, Helle Charlotte Thiesson, Peter Marckmann*

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Brodersen LA, Nielsen PR, Thiesson HC, Marckmann P. Vitamin D status in children and adolescents with kidney transplants. Pediatr Transplantation 2011: 15: 384-389. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract:  Hypovitaminosis D is highly prevalent in adult kidney-transplanted patients. The knowledge of vitamin D status in kidney-transplanted children and adolescents is sparse. The present study investigated the vitamin D status of a cohort of kidney-transplanted children and adolescents, and the association between vitamin D status and plasma concentrations of PTH, ionized calcium, and phosphate. The study included 35 patients with a functioning graft. Their mean age was 12.0 yr, and the mean graft age was 2.8 yr. Forty percent of the patients were vitamin D insufficient (P-25-hydroxyvitamin D 40-75 nm), and 14% were deficient (P-25-hydroxyvitamin D 
Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)384-389
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Children and adolescence
  • Kidney
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Kidney Failure
  • Transplantation


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