Seasonal disease activity and serum vitamin D levels in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis

Yazmalar L., Ediz L., Alpayci M., HIZ O., Toprak M., Tekeoglu I.

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.13, no.1, pp.47-55, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v13i1.7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-55
  • Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis, disease activity, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, season, vitamin D, D METABOLITES, 1,25-DIHYDROXYVITAMIN D-3, D DEFICIENCY, ASSOCIATION, KNEE, INHIBITION, CRITERIA, CLASSIFICATION, FLUCTUATIONS, CRYSTALS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that plays essential roles in calcium and phosphorus metabolism, bone formation and mineralization homeostasis, also has a role in the maintenance of immune-homeostasis.