Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

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Keywords
neonatal; hypoxia; diabetes insipidus; familial; neurohypophyseal; hypernatraemia; sodium valproate
Key points
  1. This case of DI presented a dilemma: was it DI secondary to hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy or familial DI?
  2. Neonatologists should consider the possible effect of sodium valproate in increasing ADH secretions when used to treat seizures in a neonate with DI.

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VOLUME 6/ISSUE 6, NOVEMBER 2010
A case series of vitamin D deficiency in mothers affecting their infants
Vitamin D plays an essential role in calcium homeostasis, prevention of rickets and the development and maintenance of the skeleton. We present three cases representing the spectrum of maternal vitamin D deficiency affecting the infants of deficient mothers. We would like to highlight the importance of antenatal screening of vitamin D in high-risk populations and the treatment of infants and mothers at risk following detection of deficiency.

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