PAGET DAVIES, M.B., M.R.C.P.
In 1942, two of the earliest cases in the literature of vitamin D poisoning in adults were described by Tumulty and Howard.1 Since that time many reports have appeared and the clinical picture has been well described, particularly by Howard and Meyer in 19482 and by Chaplin et al. in 1951.3
Despite its toxicity, vitamin D continues to be used with little or no justification in conditions such as sarcoidosis, asthma, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis, and often results in poisoning. In addition, the availability of highly concentrated preparations of vitamin D has led to intoxication resulting from self-medication.4
DAVIES P. VITAMIN D POISONING: A REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:1250–1254. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-6-1250
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(6):1250-1254.
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