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Lupus is both prevented and treated by Vitamin D – review Dec 2017

Role of vitamin D deficiency in systemic lupus erythematosus incidence and aggravation

Autoimmunity Highlights, November 2018, 9:1
Tohid Hassanalilou, Leila Khalili, Saeid Ghavamzadeh, Ali ShokriLaleh Payahoo, Yaser Khaje Bishak (Iran)

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Vitamin D is one of the main groups of sterols; playing an important role in phospho-calcic metabolism. The conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to pre- vitamin D3 in the skin, through solar ultraviolet B radiation, is the main source of vitamin D. Since lupus patients are usually photosensitive, the risk of developing vitamin D deficiency in is high in this population.
Although evidences showed the connotation between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and vitamin D through which SLE can lead to lower vitamin D levels, it is also important to consider the possibility that vitamin D deficiency may have a causative role in SLE etiology. This paper analyzes existing data from various studies to highlight the role of vitamin D deficiency in SLE occurrence and aggravation and the probable efficacy of vitamin D supplementation on SLE patients. We searched “Science Direct” and “Pub Med” using “Vitamin D” and “SLE” for finding the studies focusing on the association between vitamin D deficiency and SLE incidence and consequences. Evidences show that vitamin D plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of SLE and vitamin D supplementation seems to ameliorate inflammatory and hemostatic markers; so, can improve clinical subsequent.

Fig. 1 The two-sided relation between vitamin D and SLE showing that low levels of vitamin D resulted from SLE and SLE complications come from vitamin D defciency


Fig. 2 The benefcial efects of vitamin D in prevention and/or control of SLE


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