The role of serum vitamin D levels in vitiligo


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Karagun E., Ergin C., Baysak S., Erden G., AKTAŞ H. , EKİZ Ö.

POSTEPY DERMATOLOGII I ALERGOLOGII, cilt.33, ss.300-302, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5114/pdia.2016.59507
  • Dergi Adı: POSTEPY DERMATOLOGII I ALERGOLOGII
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.300-302

Özet

Introduction: Vitiligo is a common acquired pigmentary skin disorder. Vitamin D is responsible for skin pigmentation, increases tyrosinase activity and melanogenesis, and exhibits immunoregulatory functions. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with many autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and alopecia areata. Few reports have evaluated serum vitamin D levels in vitiligo patients, and their results are conflicting.