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Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and intramuscular vitamin D3 supplementation among Eritrean migrants recently arrived in Switzerland.

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In a cross-sectional screening programme, we assessed serum vitamin D levels in adult Eritrean refugees recently arrived in Switzerland. Median vitamin D level among 107 participants (95 males and 12 females) was 27 nmol/l (interquartile range 23-42 nmol/l), 86% had insufficient vitamin D levels (≤50 nmol/l) and 36% severe deficiency (<25 nmol/l). In 29 participants who received single-dose intramuscular vitamin D substitution (300 000 IU), median vitamin D levels increased from 25 to 35 n...

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10.4414/smw.2017.14568

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Publisher:
EMH Swiss Medical Publishers Ltd.
Journal:
Swiss Medical Weekly More from this journal
Volume:
147
Pages:
w14568
Publication date:
2017-12-01
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EISSN:
1424-3997
ISSN:
1424-7860
Pmid:
29282703
Language:
English
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pubs:817852
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uuid:c764c717-4bb8-4c92-a700-65161e1d8b82
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pubs:817852
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817852
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2018-02-13

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