Volume : VIII, Issue : I, January - 2019

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SERUM VITAMIN D LEVEL IN PATIENTS OF VITILIGO AT TERTIARY CARE CENTRE, SURAT, INDIA

Bosamiya Sanjay, Shreya Raval

Abstract :

 

Background: Vitiligo is an acquired, idiopathic, heritable depigmentary disorder of the skin and/or mucous memanes. Autoimmunity plays an important role in pathogenesis of vitiligo which is also evident by coexistence of various autoimmune disorders with vitiligo. In turn, vitamin D levels have been found to be reduced in various autoimmune disorders, thus pointing to a plausible association between vitiligo and vitamin D levels. Few reports have evaluated serum vitamin D levels in vitiligo and their results are conflicting.

Aim: To study clinico‑epidemiological profile and to evaluate serum vitamin D levels of vitiligo patients and compare vitamin D level with control.

Methods: Total 25 patients clinically diagnosed with vitiligo were enrolled in study and 25 age and sex matched control were included. Results were carried out using STATA version 14.2

Results: The patients had lower serum vitamin D levels than the controls, but this difference was not statistically significant. (p = 0.557)

Conclusions: Significantly lower vitamin D levels were found in majority of vitiligo patients, but this was not significant.

Keywords :Vitiligo Vulgaris   Vitamin D   

Article: Download PDF Journal DOI : 10.15373/22778179

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CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SERUM VITAMIN D LEVEL IN PATIENTS OF VITILIGO AT TERTIARY CARE CENTRE, SURAT, INDIA, Bosamiya Sanjay, Shreya Raval INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-1 | January-2019


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