Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)


Dr. Shiji Pallivalappil

Department of Internal Medicine, Government Medical College, Calicut, India

  • Review Article   
    Serum Vitamin D Levels In Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Author(s): Dr. Shiji Pallivalappil*, P.K.Sasidaran and N.K.Thulaseedaran

    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... View More»

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