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The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and non-cardiac chest pain in children aged 9-17 years

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Ali Kanık,

İzmir Katip Çelebi University, TR
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Tülay Demircan,

Izmir Tepecik Teaching Hospital, TR
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Barış Güven,

Izmir Tepecik Teaching Hospital, TR
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Yavuz Demirçelik,

Izmir Tepecik Teaching Hospital, TR
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Kayı Eliaçık ,

Izmir Tepecik Teaching Hospital, TR
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İnanç Karakoyun,

Izmir Tepecik Teaching Hospital, TR
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Cem Karadeniz,

İzmir Katip Çelebi University, TR
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Mehmet Helvacı

Izmir Tepecik Teaching Hospital
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Abstract

Introduction: Chest pain in children is rarely associated with a cardiac cause. Musculoskeletal system-related pain is one of the main reasons for chest pain in children. Vitamin D deficiency in children might cause severe symptoms in the skeletal system.


Objectives: To determine the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and non-cardiac chest pain among children aged 9-17 years.


Method: In this cross-sectional study, we assessed 92 children with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) and a control group of 94 children who presented to the cardiology outpatient clinics of Tepecik Teaching and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey, between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020. The serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were measured and compared between these groups.


Results: The median (interquartile range) vitamin D levels in patients with non-cardiac chest pain and healthy controls were 12.78 (7.28) and 12.27 (9.02) ng/mL respectively. Vitamin D levels were similar in both groups (p=0.625).


Conclusions: This study did not show any association between vitamin D deficiency or suboptimal vitamin D levels and non-cardiac chest pain in children aged 9-17 years.


Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2022; 51(1): 58-61

 

How to Cite: Kanık, A., Demircan, T., Güven, B., Demirçelik, Y., Eliaçık, K., Karakoyun, İ., Karadeniz, C. and Helvacı, M., 2022. The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and non-cardiac chest pain in children aged 9-17 years. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 51(1), pp.58–61. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v51i1.9994
Published on 05 Mar 2022.
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