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Vitamin D deficiency in fibromyalgia – Source: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, Nov 2010

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By SA Bhatty, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • March 9, 2011


Methods: Study was done at Medical OPD of Civil Hospital Karachi, from January to March 2009. Female patients diagnosed as Fibromyalgia according to American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria and exclusion of systemic illness on examination, and normal reports of blood CP, ESR, serum calcium, phosphate and Alkaline Phosphatase, were asked to get Vitamin D levels in their serum. Vitamin D deficiency is defined as less than 20 ng/ml, Vitamin D insufficiency 21-29 ng/ml and Vitamin D sufficiency equal or greater than 30 ng/ml.

Result: Forty female patients were included in the study. The mean age was 37.65 +/- 11.5 years. Mean Vitamin D level was 17.41 +/- 5.497 ng/ml. Thirty two (80%) of patients had Vitamin D deficiency, mean levels of 15.855 +/- 4.918 ng/ml and 8(20%) had Vitamin D insufficiency, mean levels of 23.64 +/- 2.39 ng/ml. Patients with vitamin D deficiency and age less than 45 years were 22 (68.75%), had mean vitamin D level 16.87 +/- 4.48 ng/ml whereas in age ranging from 46-75 years were 10 (31.25%) had mean vitamin D level 16.09 +/- 6.45 ng/ml.

Conclusion: Vitamin D deficiency is frequently seen in patients diagnosed as fibromyalgia and nonspecific musculoskeletal pain in our population. Although the sample size of the study is small, the figures are so alarming that it is an eye opener towards the need of a population based study, including normal population as well as those presenting with musculoskeletal pain.

Source: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, Nov 2010; ;60(11):949-51. PMID: 21375201, by Bhatty SA, Shaikh NA, Irfan M, Kashif SM, Vaswani AS, Sumbhai A, Gunpat. Medical Unit One, Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan.




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similar to many other neuroimmune illnesses
Posted by: IanH
Mar 11, 2011
These results are similar to results found in other neurological diseases with an immunological involvement. eg. PD. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/725185
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