JOHN V. VERNER JR., M.D.; FRANK L. ENGEL, M.D.; HARRY T. MCPHERSON, M.D.
Excessive vitamin D ingestion has been known since 1928 to produce toxic effects in humans.1 Knowledge of these harmful effects has in recent years led physicians away from the use of large doses of this vitamin. The syndrome of vitamin D intoxication still occurs, however, and may present difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Donegan et al.2 reported two such cases from this institution in 1949. Two additional cases are reported here because of the gratifying response to cortisone therapy and because they manifest interesting features not sufficiently stressed in the existing literature.
Case 1. This 71 year old
VERNER JV, ENGEL FL, MCPHERSON HT. VITAMIN D INTOXICATION: REPORT OF TWO CASES TREATED WITH CORTISONE1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:765–773. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-4-765
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