Vitamin D deficiency in mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome patients is similar to other cancer patients.

@article{Talpur2014VitaminDD,
  title={Vitamin D deficiency in mycosis fungoides and S{\'e}zary syndrome patients is similar to other cancer patients.},
  author={Rakhshandra Talpur and Katherine Marie Cox and Mimi Hu and Elizabeth R C Geddes and Mary K Parker and Betty Y Yang and Patrick A. Armstrong and Ping Liu and Madeleine Duvic},
  journal={Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          518-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in CTCL patients and whether supplementation corrects vitamin D deficiency or treatment outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred eleven CTCL patients including 27/311 (8.7%) with Sézary syndrome (SS), 169 cancer controls, and 69 normal controls from the M.D. Anderson clinics had 25(OH)D3 levels determined and categorized as deficient (< 20 ng/mL),insufficient (20-29 ng/mL), or sufficient (≥ 30 ng… CONTINUE READING