alexa Hypovitaminosis D Status in Newly Diagnosed Cases of MS
ISSN: 2376-0389

Journal of Multiple Sclerosis
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Hypovitaminosis D Status in Newly Diagnosed Cases of MS versus Control Group

Mehdi Saeedan*, Yasamin Ghazvini Ko, Sudhir Kumar Palat Chirakkara, Shobhit Sinha and Ahmed Shatila

Neurology Department, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Corresponding Author:
Saeedan M
Neurology Department, Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: 00971558117437
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 09, 2017; Accepted date: April 28, 2017; Published date: May 05, 2017

Citation: Saeedan M, Ko YG, Chirakkara SKP, Sinha S, Shatila A (2017) Hypovitaminosis D Status in Newly Diagnosed Cases of MS versus Control Group. J Mult Scler 4:199. doi:10.4172/2376-0389.1000199

Copyright: © 2017 Saeedan M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Background: Hypovitaminosis D is amongst those strongly suggested risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS). Although the association of vitamin D deficiency with MS has been established in several studies in recent years, there are not many studies to assess and compare the degree of Hypovitaminosis D status of newly diagnosed patients with multiple sclerosis versus control group worldwide, especially in UAE. Objective: To compare and observe the state of Hypovitaminosis D in newly diagnosed cases of multiple sclerosis versus control group and to determine presence of any significant association. Methods: In this retrospective study, 30 cases of newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis were randomly selected and matched for age and sex with 30 controls. Demographics and serum vitamin D level for both groups were evaluated. Appropriate statistical analysis was performed to show any significant association. Results: An independent-samples t-test was conducted. There was a significant difference in Vitamin D level for MS (Mean=37.08, SD=17.63) and control group (Mean=58.103, SD=21.5323); p<0.05. Conclusion: Findings of this study suggest: 1. There is significant association between vitamin D deficiency and Multiple Sclerosis 2. Hypovitaminosis D may be a contributing factor in lowering the mean age of MS diagnosis. We propose early evaluation for vitamin D insufficiency in cases of MS and emphasis on restoring serum vitamin D to satisfactory levels as part of clinical management of MS. It would be worthwhile doing a large randomized trial to establish the safety and efficacy needed to promote large-scale vitamin D supplementation.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version