Vitamin D levels of children with chronic liver disease


GÜRBÜZ F. , AĞIN M. , MENGEN E., ELCI H., ÜNAL İ. , TÜMGÖR G. , ...More

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.43, no.2, pp.450-456, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.365057
  • Title of Journal : CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.450-456

Abstract

Purpose: Vitamin D is a hormone that plays an important role in the regulation of calcium homeostasis and bone health. Vitamin D also has many functions other than skeletal health. The liver is one of the main organs involved in vitamin D metabolism. Recent studies have demonstrated a very high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and/or insufficiency in patients with chronic liver disease. However, studies in this subject are scarce in children.