Vitamin D deficiency in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Kamen2006VitaminDD,
  title={Vitamin D deficiency in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Diane L. Kamen and G. S. Cooper and Henda Bouali and Stephanie R. Shaftman and Bruce W. Hollis and Gary S. Gilkeson},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          114-7
        }
}
Evidence from animal models and prospective studies of RA, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes suggest an important role for vitamin D as a modifiable environmental factor in autoimmune disease. This role has not been well studied in human SLE. We compared serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels between recently diagnosed SLE cases and matched controls, and examined disease characteristics in relationship to 25(OH)D among cases. Data from a population-based cohort of 123 recently… CONTINUE READING
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