The frequency of vitamin D deficiency in adults with Crohn's disease.

@article{Siffledeen2003TheFO,
  title={The frequency of vitamin D deficiency in adults with Crohn's disease.},
  author={Jesse S Siffledeen and Kerry Siminoski and Hillary A Steinhart and Gordon Greenberg and Richard N Fedorak},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={473-8}
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency is a putative, pathogenic cofactor in the increase in osteopenia and osteoporosis seen in patients with Crohn's disease. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of low serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 (25-OHD) levels and the associated alterations in bone mineral density in a cohort of adults with Crohn's disease. METHODS 25-OHD levels were determined in 242 consecutive patients with Crohn's disease seen in two tertiary inflammatory bowel disease referral centres… CONTINUE READING