Vitamin D deficiency and risk for rheumatic diseases: an update

  title={Vitamin D deficiency and risk for rheumatic diseases: an update},
  author={P. Gatenby and R. Lucas and A. Swaminathan},
  journal={Current Opinion in Rheumatology},
  • P. Gatenby, R. Lucas, A. Swaminathan
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Rheumatology
  • Purpose of reviewThe role of vitamin D in situations other than calcium homeostasis and bone health has become very topical. It is apparent that vitamin D has significant effects on the immune system and as such may contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease. This review examines the evidence-to-date that vitamin D has a role in immune-mediated rheumatic disorders. Recent findingsLow vitamin D status is reported in many inflammatory rheumatic conditions. In some this extends to an… CONTINUE READING
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