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Will vitamin d deficiency cause low calicium level in blood?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: Severe Vitamin D deficiency(rarely seen in developed countries) can cause hypocalcemia. 25(OH)- D levels of 4.4 ng/ml (11 mol/L) or lower can cause hypocalcemia. Some of other causes of hypocalcemia include intestinal malabsorption, alcoholism, CKD, diuretics and hypoparathyroidism. Check ionized calcium level to confirm it is low.

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Last updated Nov 5, 2015

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