Hypovitaminosis D is associated with greater body mass index and disease activity in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Wright2009HypovitaminosisDI,
  title={Hypovitaminosis D is associated with greater body mass index and disease activity in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Tracey B. Wright and Justine Shults and Mary B. Leonard and Babette S Zemel and Jon M. Burnham},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={155 2},
  pages={
          260-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with alterations in the vitamin D-parathyroid hormone (PTH) axis and to assess the relation between vitamin D deficiency and SLE activity. STUDY DESIGN 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D], 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D [1,25(OH)2D], and intact PTH were measured in subjects with SLE (n = 38) and healthy controls (n = 207), ages 5 to 21 years. Vitamin D status and its relation with disease activity were assessed… CONTINUE READING

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