Vitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone in Outpatients With Noncholestatic Chronic Liver Disease
Background & Aims: The liver plays a central role in vitamin D metabolism. Our aim was to determine the prevalence and type of vitamin D-parathyroid hormone (PTH) disturbance in ambulatory patients with noncholestatic chronic liver disease (CLD) and its relationship with disease severity and liver function. Methods: We studied 100 consecutive outpatients (63 men, 37 women; mean age, 49.0 ± 12.1 [SD] y) with noncholestatic CLD caused by alcohol (n = 40), hepatitis C (n = 38), hepatitis B (n =...[Show more]
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