Vitamin D level after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

  title={Vitamin D level after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.},
  author={Lisa Z Sproat and Brian James Bolwell and Lisa A. Rybicki and Robert D. Bradley Paul R. Krausman Nancy E. McIntyre Acce Dean and Ronald M. Sobecks and Brad L. Pohlman and Steven W Andresen and John W. Sweetenham and Edward A. Copelan and Matt E. Kalaycio},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  volume={17 7},
Vitamin D (VD) deficiency can cause osteomalacia, bone pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, and increased risk of fracture, and may precipitate or exacerbate osteopenia and osteoporosis. Patients receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may have limited exposure to sunlight and often experience gastrointestinal side effects that may decrease their ability to maintain an adequate VD level. We hypothesized that patients with AML and ALL would have a… CONTINUE READING