Study of Vitamin D Level in Children with Non-specific Musculoskeletal Pain

Mahmoodzadeh, Hashem and Nasimfar, Amir and Sadeghi, Ebrahim and Macooie, Agayar and Gazavi, Ahad and Rasouli, Javad and Fakour, Sanam and Noroozi, Mehran and Gheibi, Shahsanam and Rezazadeh, Amin and Nikibakhsh, Ahmad (2017) Study of Vitamin D Level in Children with Non-specific Musculoskeletal Pain. International Journal of Pediatrics, 5 (3). pp. 4533-4540.

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BackgroundVitamin D deficiency is known as a one of the underlying causes of Idiopathic musculoskeletal pain (IMSP). This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) status in patient with Non-specific Musculoskeletal Pain and healthy children.Materials and MethodsSeventy-seven children (aged 3–14 years), with IMSP were included as cases and 90 healthy subjects were selected for control group. Demographic characteristics and biochemical levels of vitamin D and Parathyroid hormone (PTH), were obtained. Data were analysis using SPSS version 17.0 software.ResultsResults showed that vitamin D means levels of patients and healthy children were significantly different (19.5 + 8.84 ng/mL versus 12.7 + 11.89 ng/mL), respectively (P<0.05). Also, there was a significant difference between PTH level in both healthy and patient subjects (P<0.001). Mean levels of vitamin D in both groups were below the normal range, but lower in control group (P<0.001).ConclusionDeficiency of vitamin D was suggested as the probable identified risk factors for IMSP in children. The results of our study did not reveal clear correlation between vitamin D deficiencies in children which suffer IMSP compared the healthy children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 12:43
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 12:43

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