Is biotin deficiency common in children?

Biotin (also known as vitamin H) is found in plenty of kid-friendly foods, including eggs, nuts and nut butters, soybeans and other legumes, cauliflower, bananas and whole grain products, so most children meet their biotin needs by eating a well-rounded diet. Adequate daily intakes for biotin for children range from 5 micrograms (mcg) in babies up to age 6 months to 25 mcg in 14- to 18-year-olds. Some pediatricians suggest a biotin supplement if a child is low in biotin or has a condition such as cradle cap that biotin might help treat.

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