Biochemical characteristics and calcium and PTH levels of patients with high normal and elevated serum 25(OH)D levels in Turkey: DeVIT-TOX survey

Pekkolay Z., YAVUZ D., SAYGILI E. S., Degertekin C. K., Topaloglu O., Onder C. E., ...More

ARCHIVES OF OSTEOPOROSIS, vol.16, no.1, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11657-021-01002-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Vitamin D toxicity, 25-OH vitamin D, Hypercalcemia, Cholecalciferol, VITAMIN-D DEFICIENCY, SUPPLEMENTATION, PREVENTION, RISK
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


A Summary Vitamin D intake over the recommended dose is usually associated with high serum 25(OH)D levels and generally not associated with symptoms of hypercalcemia. High doses of cholecalciferol need to be avoided to protect against vitamin D toxicity and related complications. Strict adherence to the clinical guidelines for treating vitamin D deficiency can ensure safe and effective treatment.