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Low Vitamin D Linked with Worse Lupus

July 3, 2013

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who had low levels of vitamin D and received supplementation reduced their likelihood of having high disease activity, a large longitudinal study found.

Among patients whose 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels were below 40 ng/mL, an increase of 20 units was associated with a decline in the physician's global assessment score of disease activity of 0.04 points (95% CI minus 0.08- minus 0.01, P=0.026), according to Michelle Petri, MD, of Johns Hopkins, and colleagues.

That represented a 13% decrease in the likelihood that the global assessment score would be 1 or higher (range 0 to 3), indicating active disease, the researchers reported in the July Arthritis & Rheumatism.

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Source: MedPage Today


Low Vitamin D Linked with Worse Lupus

July 3, 2013

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who had low levels of vitamin D and received supplementation reduced their likelihood of having high disease activity, a large longitudinal study found.

Among patients whose 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels were below 40 ng/mL, an increase of 20 units was associated with a decline in the physician's global assessment score of disease activity of 0.04 points (95% CI minus 0.08- minus 0.01, P=0.026), according to Michelle Petri, MD, of Johns Hopkins, and colleagues.

That represented a 13% decrease in the likelihood that the global assessment score would be 1 or higher (range 0 to 3), indicating active disease, the researchers reported in the July Arthritis & Rheumatism.

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Click here to read the full article.

Source: MedPage Today



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