Clinical aspects of vitamin D in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Leventis2008ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical aspects of vitamin D in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Pamela Leventis and Sanjeev M. Patel},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={
          1617-21
        }
}
There is an increasing interest in the role of vitamin D as a potential treatment for a number of disparate diseases. In addition to its role in calcium homeostasis, vitamin D has a plethora of effects including immunomodulation, pleiotropic effects, modulating propensity to infection and blood pressure regulation. Detection and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in selected patients with RA is relevant as deficiency is common. Vitamin D therapy may modify the increased risk of falls and… CONTINUE READING

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