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Vitamin D deficiency and risk for rheumatic diseases: an update

Gatenby, Paul; Swaminathan, Ashwin; Lucas, Robyn

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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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54905
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
DOI: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32835cfc16

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