Association between vitamin D deficiency and disease activity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

ÇOMAK E., DOGAN C. S., USLU-GOKCEOGLU A., Akbas H., Ozdem S., KOYUN M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.56, no.6, pp.626-631, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.626-631
  • Keywords: vitamin D, deficiency, disease activity, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, children, INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE, 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D LEVELS, RHEUMATOLOGIC DISORDERS, PREVALENCE, CHILDREN
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Vitamin D has been shown to have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to its well-established role in the maintenance of mineral homeostasis and bone health. The aims of this study were to evaluate vitamin D status in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and also to examine whether there is an association between serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and disease activity in JIA.