I saw a 12-year-old African American US girl as a new patient and checked her vitamin D level, as we usually do on our panels these days. The level was 8.8 ng/mL, with a "normal" reported as over 32 ng/mL. What are current recommendations for vitamin D replacement in children—let alone dark-skinned children?
Vitamin D Insufficiency
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