ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)
Aim: To assess the serum vitamin D levels in rheumatoid arthritis and to assess the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and severity of Rheumatoid arthritis
Materials and methods: All newly diagnosed patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose age is more than 18 yrs diagnosed according to the new ACR-EULAR criteria. Age and sex matched controls were chosen from among patients relatives for assessing vitamin D levels and it was compared with that of patients. A complete musculoskeletal examination and relevant investigations were done in the study subjects. Serum vitamin D levels were done in all patients and severity of RA was assessed using DAS score
Conclusion: Serum vitamin D levels were low in both patients and controls but severe vitamin D deficiency was seen in patients with severe RA.
Published Date: 2021-04-30; Received Date: 2021-04-09