Vitamin D status and the effects of oral vitamin D treatment in children with vitiligo: A prospective study

Karagüzel G., Sakarya N. P., Bahadir S., Yaman S., Okten A.

CLINICAL NUTRITION ESPEN, vol.15, pp.28-31, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2016.05.006
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-31
  • Keywords: 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Children, Oral vitamin D, vitiligo
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background & aims: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder and autoimmune pathogenesis seems most likely. Decreased vitamin D levels have been related to several autoimmune diseases. Little is known about the association of vitiligo and vitamin D. We aimed to evaluate serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] levels in children with vitiligo and to determine the efficacy of oral vitamin D therapy on the repigmentation of vitamin D deficient patients.