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What causes diarrhea, weakness with lessened hand and leg movement?

Vitamin D defiency or MRI? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My 2 yrs old nephew had Dihorrea and then suddenly he had extreme weakness and was lazy to move. Infact then docs advised for electrolytes test and advised Pidialite water to overcome Electrolytes. then also v performed Vitamin D test and found very less. A few docs advised MRI to him as his right hand and right leg movement is very less though he was very active before this illness. Now we started treatment for Vitamin D by oraly giving injections of Vitamin D once.Its now 2nd day. can anyone help whats the case a like and how long would the treatment could take?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
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Hello,

Vitamin d deficiency may cause hypocalcemia and magnesemia. Lead to generalised weakness also lead rickets may present with muscle weakness.

Also seizure disorder, anaemia or central nervous system infection also present like this.

So continue treatment with vitamin d supplementation. Weakness not improved means may need brain imaging. Please consult your paediatrician he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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