LUCY S. GOODENDAY, M.D.; GILBERT S. GORDAN, M.D., PH.D.
To the editor: In 1966 the ANNALS published an article by Dr. Helen Taussig (1), in which she expressed concern that vitamin D, if given to pregnant women, might cause congenital cardiovascular abnormalities. At the time this was published we were taking care of women with hypoparathyroidism who were taking pharmacologic doses of vitamin D to maintain normal serum calcium and phosphate levels. Inspired by reports in the lay press, several of these women expressed concern about the possible danger of this treatment to their unborn children. To ascertain the fetal hazards of this treatment we decided to investigate the
GOODENDAY LS, GORDAN GS. No Risk from Vitamin D in Pregnancy. Ann Intern Med. ;75:807–808. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-5-807_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(5):807-808.
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