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Non-classical presentation of vitamin D deficiency: a case report

Authors
  • Ibrahim, Mohanad Kamaleldin Mahmoud1
  • Elnimeiri, Mustafa Khidir Mustafa2
  • 1 Ibn Sina University, Khartoum, Sudan , Khartoum (Sudan)
  • 2 Alneelain University, Khartoum, Sudan , Khartoum (Sudan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Medical Case Reports
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Aug 10, 2020
Volume
14
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s13256-020-02454-1
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

BackgroundVitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin; vitamin D is essential to sustain health and it protects against osteoporosis. It is crucial to the human body’s physiology in terms of muscular movement and neurological signal transmission, and to the immune system in defense against invading pathogens.Case presentationThis was a case of a 26-year-old Sudanese woman who presented with a 2-year history of anosmia, recurrent nasal polyps, back pain, and chronic fatigue. She was diagnosed as having a case of vitamin D deficiency and responded well to treatment.ConclusionThere is an association between vitamin D deficiency and recurrent allergic nasal conditions.

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