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Risk Factors for Insufficient Sunlight Exposure for Adequate Levels of Vitamin D3

Purpose:

To identify a person who may not have enough sun exposure to have sufficient vitamin D3.

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

E55

Description:

Sunlight (especially UVB) is required to covert 7-dehydrocholesterol to previtamin D3 in the skin. Inadequate exposure to sunlight can result in rickets or osteomalacia depending on the age of the patient.

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