Abstract Title:

Vitamin D insufficiency in a boy with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Abstract Source:

Pediatr Int. 2016 Jul ;58(7):646-8. Epub 2016 Jul 7. PMID: 27388777

Abstract Author(s):

Gonca Celik, Didem Arslan Tas, Dilek Altun Varmıs, Aysegul Tahiroglu, Ayse Avci

Article Affiliation:

Gonca Celik


Vitamin D deficiency not only causes low bone mass but also may lead to neuropsychiatric disorders. In the present case, vitamin D supplementation reduced obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms associated with streptococcal infection in a 7-year-old boy. Sudden onset of symptoms, including excessive hand washing and fear of touching anything, had occurred 1 month before presentation. Although there are few studies on a possible causal relationship between vitamin D and neuropsychiatric disorders, the present report; together with previous data, suggest an etiological role of vitamin D-related immune processes.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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