Vitamin D insufficiency in a boy with obsessive-compulsive disorder


GÜL ÇELİK G. , TAŞ ARSLAN D. , ALTUN VARMIŞ D. , YOLGA TAHİROĞLU A. , AVCI A.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.58, ss.646-648, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ped.12941
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.646-648

Özet

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 1month 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.