Review article: the extra‐skeletal effects of vitamin D in chronic hepatitis C infection

@article{Cholongitas2012ReviewAT,
  title={Review article: the extra‐skeletal effects of vitamin D in chronic hepatitis C infection},
  author={Evangelos Cholongitas and Eleni Theocharidou and John Goulis and Emmanuel A. Tsochatzis and Evangelos A. Akriviadis and A. K. Burroughs},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2012},
  volume={35}
}
Recent interest has focused on the extra‐skeletal effects of vitamin D, in particular, in patients with chronic hepatitis C. 
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