Vitamin D in lupus - new kid on the block?

  title={Vitamin D in lupus - new kid on the block?},
  author={Diane L. Kamen},
  journal={Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases},
  volume={68 3},
  • Diane L. Kamen
  • Published 2010 in Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases
Vitamin D is an essential steroid hormone, with well established effects on mineral metabolism, skeletal health, and recently established effects on the cardiovascular and immune systems. Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent and evidence is mounting that it contributes to the morbidity and mortality of multiple chronic diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patients with SLE avoid the sun because of photosensitive rashes and potential for disease fare, so adequate oral… CONTINUE READING
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