Vitamin D deficiency in Saudi patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Vitamin D deficiency in Saudi patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Laila H Damanhouri},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={30 10},
OBJECTIVE To determine vitamin D status among Saudi patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) versus matched control group. METHODS Hospital-based cohorts of 165 SLE patients and 214 SLE-free volunteers were recruited at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between January 2006 and June 2008. Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] were measured. Vitamin D sufficiency is defined as a serum level of 25(OH)D >75 nmol/L (>30 ng/ml). A level ranging… CONTINUE READING

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