The relationship between vitamin D and disease activity and functional health status in rheumatoid arthritis

@article{Turhanolu2010TheRB,
  title={The relationship between vitamin D and disease activity and functional health status in rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Ayşe Dicle Turhanoğlu and H Bilge G{\"u}ler and Zafer Y{\"o}nden and Fatma Aslan and Ayhan Mansuroğlu and Cahit Ozer},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={911-914}
}
We aimed to establish the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and disease activity and health status in rheumatoid arthritis. Sixty-five patients with RA fulfilling ACR criteria for the classification of rheumatoid arthritis and forty healthy controls were included in this study. Disease activity was assessed according to the Disease Activity Score including 28 joint counts. C-reactive protein (CRP, mg/dl) was determined by the nephelometric method. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR… CONTINUE READING
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