Noudamadjo A1, Assoklé J1*, Agossou J1, Adédémy JD1, Assoklé J1, Agbeille F2 and Akpona S1
1Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou, and Borgou-Alibori Departmental Hospital, University Centre (CHUD-B/A), Benin
2Borgou-Alibori Departmental Hospital, University Centre (CHUD-B/A), Benin
*Corresponding Author: Assoklé J, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou, and Borgou-Alibori Departmental Hospital, University Centre (CHUD-B/A), Benin.
Received: November 21, 2019; Published: December 30, 2019
Objective: To calculate the frequency of hypovitaminosis D in children aged 6 to 59 months with severe malaria in the paediatricward ward at CHUD-B/A in 2016.
Frame and Methods: This is a descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study. The data collection was forward-looking. Included in the study were children aged 6 to 59 months hospitalized for severe malaria in the pediatric ward of CHUD-B/A; hiv-infected, eutrophic and who have not had vitamin D supplementation in the past 6 months. Vitamin D was boosted by the High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) technique.
Results: A total of 80 subjects are included in the survey. The average age was 26.08 months, the sex ratio was 0.8 and the average weight was 10.80 kg. The frequency of hypovitaminosis D was 83.8% (67 cases out of 80 children surveyed) with an average plasma concentration of vitamin D of 21.57 ng/ml - 7.34 with both extremes (11.24-42.32) ng/ml. The minimum parasitemia is 202 P/l and the maximum is 580,000 P/l.
Conclusion: Hypovitaminosis D is common in children with severe malaria. this result suggests that a large-scale community study should be conducted to decide whether vitamin D should be considered in national policies for supplementation and management of severe malaria.
Keywords:Vitamin D; Severe Malaria; Children
Citation: Assoklé J., et al. “Hypovitaminose D Chez the Enfants of 6 to 59 Months Suffering Serious Paludisme in the Pediatria Service in CHUD-B/A in 2016”.Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.1 (2020): 47-50.
Copyright: © 2020 Assoklé J., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.