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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-61

Assessment of musculoskeletal pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients and its relation to vitamin D levels


Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Dr. J Rakshit
Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jotr.jotr_23_20

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Vitamin D is associated with musculoskeletal function in our body, and its deficiency is a common health problem all over the world. The role of Vitamin D in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well established due to its immunomodulatory effect. The aim of this study was to assess the musculoskeletal pain in patients with RA in relation to Vitamin D levels. We found a negative correlation and found an increase in the pain intensity among RA patients with low levels of Vitamin D.


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