Effect of vitamin D deficiency and replacement on endothelial functions in Behcet's disease


Can M., Gunes M., Haliloglu O. A. , Haklar G., Inanc N., Yavuz D. G. , ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.30, no.3, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Keywords: endothelial dysfunction, Behcet's disease, vitamin D3, INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, ARTERY, MMP-9

Abstract

Objective. Endothelial dysfunction is previously demonstrated in Behcet's disease (BD) and vitamin D is implicated to affect endothelial functions. We aimed to evaluate the status of serum 25(OH)Vit D3 levels and its association with disease activity, endothelial function and carotis intima media thickness (CIMT) in patients with BD.