Vitamin D levels: its relationship to bone mineral density response and disease activity in premenopausal Malaysian systemic lupus erythematosus patients on corticosteroids.

@article{Yeap2012VitaminDL,
  title={Vitamin D levels: its relationship to bone mineral density response and disease activity in premenopausal Malaysian systemic lupus erythematosus patients on corticosteroids.},
  author={Swan Sim Yeap and Ahmad Zaidi Othman and A. A. Zain and Siew Pheng Chan},
  journal={International journal of rheumatic diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          17-24
        }
}
AIM To determine if baseline vitamin D levels would influence the gain in bone mineral density (BMD) in female systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients on corticosteroids (CS) taking bone-active medication. METHOD Premenopausal SLE patients participating in a trial assessing the efficacy of calcium alone, calcitriol and calcium, and alendronate and calcium, on BMD in patients on CS, were studied. Patients were randomly allocated to the treatment groups at the start of the study and… CONTINUE READING
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