Acta Medica Iranica 2014. 52(8):601-606.

Assessment of vitamin D plasma levels in patients with vitiligo vulgaris.
Akram Beheshti, Hodda Ghadami, Ameneh Barikani, Fatemeh Haj Manouchehri


Vitiligo Vulgaris is a pigment disorder as the lack of skin pigmentation which its most prevalent cause is autoimmune. Vitamin D has various effects on the natural and acquired immune of the body because of its effectiveness on the T cells and B cells, macrophages and dendritic cells.The object of this study was assessment of the Vitamin D in patients with vitiligo vulgaris in dermatologic clinics in Qazvin in 2012. The 100 patients with Vitiligo were studied through a cross-sectional study. The required data were collected by the questionnaire (age, gender, job, family background, consumption of the dairies and vitamin D supplements), examination (type of skin) and para clinical test (measurement of the serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level). The 42 (42%) and 58 (58%) people of the population under study were respectively male and female. The mean age of the population under study was 28.7±1.17. The mean serum of 25-hydroxyvitamin D level was 42±24.14 which had a significance difference with a normal level (p<0.04). The mean serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level among patients with Vitiligo had a significance difference with a normal level.


Vitamin D; Vitiligo Vulgaris; Iran; Plasma level; Patients

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