Blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in gonarthrosis

C. Tauber, M. Noff, D. Noff, S. Pitaru, C. Malkin

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Abstract

The blood levels of the active metabolites of vitamin D3 25-hydroxycholecalciferol [25(OH)D3], 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol [1,25(OH)2D3], and 24,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol [24,25(OH)2D3] were determined in 27 patients suffering from arthrosis of the knee, including 4 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The blood level of 24,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol was found to be significantly lower in patients with gonarthrosis than in patients with coxarthrosis. With the exclusion of the diabetic patients, the mean value for this metabolite was lower than in the coxarthrosis group, but the difference was not significant statistically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1991

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