Gatenby, Paul; Lucas, Robyn; Swaminathan, Ashwin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The role of vitamin D in situations other than calcium homeostasis and bone health has become very topical. It is apparent that vitamin D has significant effects on the immune system and as such may contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease. This review examines the evidence-to-date that vitamin D has a role in immune-mediated rheumatic disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Low vitamin D status is reported in many inflammatory rheumatic conditions. In some this extends to an...[Show more]
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