IMPLICATIONS OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN INFLAMMATION DUE TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

  • Raluca-Oana BARZOI “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Elena REZUS “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • F.D. PETRARIU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Codruta BADESCU “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
  • Manuela CIOCOIU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

Chronic inflammation due to inflammatory joint diseases, the most important of which is rheumatoid arthritis, is a both topical and overall bone loss risk factor. There have been numerous researches showing that vitamin D plays a major role in inflammation by stimulating innate immunity, and also by boosting its activity and by decreasing adaptive immune activity. In our research, we analyzed the factors involved in bone mass loss in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, as well as the link between the serum level of 25 (OH) vitamin D and the extent of the inflammation. We also tackled the impact of vitamin D supplement delivery on the status of these patients.

Author Biographies

Raluca-Oana BARZOI, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Morpho-Functional Sciences (II)

Elena REZUS, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (II)
Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital Iasi, Department of Clinic Rheumatology I

F.D. PETRARIU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity

Codruta BADESCU, “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi

3rd Medical Department

Manuela CIOCOIU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Morpho-Functional Sciences (II)

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Published
2018-12-27
Section
INTERNAL MEDICINE - PEDIATRICS