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Background. Vitamin D can play a vital role in autoimmune diseases. Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates vitamin D deficiency excited in adult patients with vitiligo. Objectives. To investigate 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels in children with vitiligo and explore possible relevant factors....

Author(s)
Zhang XianHui; Wang Wei; Li YuanJun; Wang Hui; Liu RunTao; Zhu Lei
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Clinical Pediatrics, 2018, 57, 7, pp 802-805
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Context: Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic disease with the beneficial effect of topical vitamin D3 analogs, known for a long time. Low levels of vitamin D are increasingly found to be associated with the initial development of some autoimmune diseases. There are contradictory reports of low serum...

Author(s)
Nayak, P. B.; Girisha, B. S.; Noronha, T. M.; Handattu Sripathi
Publisher
Medknow Publications, Mumbai, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2018, 63, 3, pp 255-260
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This study aimed to explore whether vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Meta-analyses were conducted to determine the associations between the VDR FokI, TaqI, and ApaI polymorphisms and SLE in all subjects and each ethnic...

Author(s)
Bae SangCheol; Lee YoungHo
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, Godalming, UK
Citation
Clinical Rheumatology, 2018, 37, 6, pp 1529-1537
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Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) affects close to 1% of couples; however, the etiology is known in only about 50% of the cases. Recent studies show that autoimmune dysregulation is a probable cause of RPL, which in some cases may be overlooked. In order for a pregnancy to proceed to term, early...

Author(s)
Sharif, K.; Sharif, Y.; Watad, A.; Yavne, Y.; Lichtbroun, B.; Bragazzi, N. L.; Amital, H.; Shoenfeld, Y.
Publisher
Wiley, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citation
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 2018, 80, 3, pp e12991
Abstract

Objective: To analyze the level and clinical significance of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) levels in pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Method: One hundred pregnant women of 24-28 weeks' pregnancy with SCH combined GDM were selected...

Author(s)
Zhou Xue; Li ZhiHong; Li Ben; Guo ShuQin; Yao MingYan
Publisher
Professional Medical Publications, Karachi, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 2018, 34, 5, pp 1278-1282
Abstract

This special issue includes 7 review articles focusing on paediatric autoimmune neuroinflammatory diseases. The topics discussed are: genetic and environmental (e.g., parental smoking, low serum vitamin D levels and prior exposure to Epstein-Barr virus) risk factors for paediatric multiple...

Author(s)
Brenton, J. N.; Banwell, B. L.
Publisher
Georg Thieme Verlag KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 2018, 16, 3, pp 139-216
Abstract

It is estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide have a deficiency of vitamin D, also known as hypovitaminosis D, which the World Health Organization has defined as a public health problem. Beyond its historical homeostasis regulatory function of calcium and phosphorus, in relation to the...

Author(s)
Dattilo, G.; Casale, M.; Avventuroso, E.; Laganà, P.
Publisher
AOAC International, Gaithersburg, USA
Citation
Journal of AOAC International, 2018, 101, 4, pp 939-941
Abstract

Background & objective: The immunoregulatory effects of transforming growth factor (TGF)-βand interleukin-12 (IL-12) and immunomodulatory actions of vitamin D (VD) were reported in several studies. This study aims to evaluate VD effects on IL-12 and TGF-β expression in experimental autoimmune...

Author(s)
Ahangar-Parvin, R.; Mohammadi-Kordkhayli, M.; Azizi, S. V.; Nemati, M.; Khorramdelazad, H.; Taghipour, Z.; Hassan, Z.; Moazzeni, S. M.; Jafarzadeh, A.
Publisher
Iranian Society of Pathology, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Pathology, 2018, 13, 1, pp 10-22
Abstract

Introduction and objectives: Nutritional data on multiple sclerosis are discordant and have a low accuracy. The objective of this article was to focus on the nutritional factors involved in multiple sclerosis, from the prevention of disease to the specific management of patients. Results: Among the ...

Author(s)
Fayemendy, P.; Desport, J. C.; Cornu, J.; Ragi, O.; Jésus, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Masson SAS, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Citation
Nutrition Clinique et Métabolisme, 2018, 32, 1, pp 67-80
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Objective: To research the diagnostic performance of clinical potential bone turnover indexes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) complicated with osteoporosis (OP). Methods: This study involved 87 RA patients, 48 with OP, and 39 without OP, and 204 non-RA control patients, including those with systemic...

Author(s)
Tan LiMing; Long TingTing; Guan XiaoLin; Wu SiFan; Zheng Wei; Fu HuiYing; Wang QiaoHua; Meng YiMei; Wu Yang; Zeng TingTing; Tian YongJian; Yu JianLin; Chen JuanJuan; Li Hua; Cao LiPing
Publisher
Association of Clinical Scientists, Whiting, USA
Citation
Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 2018, 48, 2, pp 197-204

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