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Vitamin D Level in Children Is Correlated with Severity of Atopic Dermatitis but Only in Patients with Allergic Sensitizations.
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PMID:  23289912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Vitamin D is believed to affect the progression and severity of atopic dermatitis (AD). Allergic sensitization may cause this effect to vary. Individuals who fulfilled the Hanifin and Rajka criteria for AD underwent epidermal prick tests and blood tests for specific immunoglobulin E(IgE), serum total IgE, 25-hydroxy vitamin D, and peripheral blood eosinophil count and percentage. Disease severity was determined according to the Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) index. Patients were grouped according to allergic sensitization. Seventy-three children with AD (median age 33.0 mos, interquartile range 19.0-61.5 mos) were enrolled in the study; 33 (45.2%) were found to have allergic sensitization. In this group there was a negative correlation between SCORAD score and serum vitamin D level (p = 0.047, correlation coefficient [r] = -0.349), whereas there was no correlation in the group without sensitization (p = 0.30, r = -0.168). Vitamin D was not correlated with total IgE and eosinophil percentage in either AD group (p = 0.77, r = 0.054 and p = 0.73, r = -0.062, respectively). Vitamin D may affect the severity of AD, especially in children with allergic sensitization.
Authors:
Aysegul Akan; Dilek Azkur; Tayfur Ginis; Muge Toyran; Aysenur Kaya; Emine Vezir; Celal Ozcan; Zeynep Ginis; Can Naci Kocabas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-1470     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Department of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Ankara Children's Hematology Oncology Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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