A single high dose of oral Vitamin D3 is not enough to correct insufficiency and deficiency in a rheumatologic population


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A single high dose of oral Vitamin D3 is not enough to correct insufficiency and deficiency in a rheumatologic population
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ASBMR 2010, 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Stoll D., Lamy O., Krieg M.A., Hans D., Dudler J., So A., Aubry-Rozier B.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 15-19, 2010
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Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Introduction: Vitamin D plays a major role in bone metabolism and neuromuscular function. Supplementation with vitamin D is effective to reduce the risk of fall and of fracture. However adherence to oral daily vitamin D supplementation is low. Screening and correcting vitamin D insufficiency in a general rheumatologic population could improve both morbidity and quality of life in these patients with chronic painful disorders and at high risk of osteoporosis. After determining the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in this population, we evaluated if supplementation with a single high dose of oral 25-OH vitamin D3 was sufficient to correct this abnormality.
Methods: During one month (November 2009), levels of 25-OH vitamin D were systematically determined in our rheumatology outpatient clinic and classified into three groups: vitamin D deficiency (<10 µg/l), vitamin D insufficiency (10 to 30µg/l) or normal vitamin D (>30 µg/l). Patients with insufficiency or deficiency received respectively a single high dose of 300'000 IU or 600'000 IU oral vitamin D3. In addition, all patients with osteoporosis were prescribed daily supplement of calcium (1g) and vitamin D (800 IU). 25-OH vitamin D levels were reevaluated after 3 months.
Results: Vitamin D levels were initially determined in 292 patients (mean age 53, 211 women, 87% Caucasian). 77% had inflammatory rheumatologic disease (IRD), 20% osteoporosis (OP) and 12% degenerative disease (DD). Vitamin D deficiency was present in 20 (6.8%), while 225 (77.1%) had insufficiency. Of the 245 patients with levels <30µg/l, a new determination of vitamin D level was available in 173 (71%) at 3 months (table 1).
Conclusion: Vitamin D insufficiency is highly prevalent in our rheumatologic population (84%), and is not adequately corrected by a single high dose of oral vitamin D3 in more than half of the patients with IRD and DD. In patients with OP, despite association of a single high dose with daily oral vitamin D supplementation, 40% of patients are still deficient when reevaluated at 3 months.
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