Non-MS spine disease linked to low vitamin D

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Non-MS spine disease linked to low vitamin D

Postby MSUK » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:30 am


A retrospective study has found low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in people who developed recurrent non–multiple sclerosis (MS) spinal cord diseases, including transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica, and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.

In contrast, vitamin D levels were normal in people with monophasic spinal cord disease such as idiopathic transverse myelitis.

"There is a well-recognized link between low vitamin D levels and risk of development of MS," study author Michael Levy, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and medical director of Inpatient General Neurology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, told Medscape Medical News.... Read More - ... ageid/1334
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