Vitamin D status in children with congenital melanocytic nevi

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Abstract

Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are rare, pigmented birthmarks that can predispose patients to melanoma of the central nervous system and skin. Data from non-CMN melanoma cohorts suggest that vitamin D levels may be connected to outcome, prompting this study of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in plasma samples from 40 children with CMN. While 27% were insufficient and 13% deficient, this was representative of European populations, and UK supplementation guidelines are already in place. Our data support routine vitamin D supplementation for all CMN patients during winter months, without routine serum measurement.

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Volume 41
Issue number 1
Pages 58-60
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