Assessment of serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol level in patients with recalcitrant palmoplantar warts

Joint Authors

Atwah, Muna A.
Hasan, Raniya M.
Tawfiq, Nuha Z.
Husayn, Hadir I.

Source

Suez Canal University Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 23, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.129-134, 6 p.

Publisher

Suez Canal University Faculty of Medicine

Publication Date

2020-12-31

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

6

Main Topic

Diseases

Topics

Abstract EN

Background : Viral warts are benign growths that result from an infection of epidermal or mucosal cells with the human papillomavirus.

Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a link between vitamin D deficiency and increased rates of infectious diseases and their resistance to treatment.

Such a link between vitamin D level and wart recalcitrance is yet to be revealed.

To the best of our knowledge, there were no previous studies conducted to reveal the possible relationship between vitamin D and recalcitrant warts.

Aim: To assess serum vitamin D levels in patients with recalcitrant palmoplantar warts.

Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted on two groups.

The first group included 35 patients with recalcitrant palmoplantar warts, the second group included 35 healthy volunteers matched for age, sex.

Serum vitamin D level was measured.

Results : A total of 78 participants were enrolled in this study, including 30 males and 48 females, distributed among the 3 groups.

There was no statistically significant difference in serum vitamin D levels between the studied groups.

Its mean level in the recalcitrant group was 26.03 ng/ml, while in the responsive group it was 29.36 ng/ml and reached 25.15ng/ml in the control group.

Conclusion : low serum vitamin D levels do not seem to increase the susceptibility of warts to get resistant to treatment.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Tawfiq, Nuha Z.& Husayn, Hadir I.& Hasan, Raniya M.& Atwah, Muna A.. 2020. Assessment of serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol level in patients with recalcitrant palmoplantar warts. Suez Canal University Medical Journal،Vol. 23, no. 2, pp.129-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-980522

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Atwah, Muna A.…[et al.]. Assessment of serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol level in patients with recalcitrant palmoplantar warts. Suez Canal University Medical Journal Vol. 23, no. 2 (2020), pp.129-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-980522

American Medical Association (AMA)

Tawfiq, Nuha Z.& Husayn, Hadir I.& Hasan, Raniya M.& Atwah, Muna A.. Assessment of serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol level in patients with recalcitrant palmoplantar warts. Suez Canal University Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 23, no. 2, pp.129-134.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-980522

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 133-134

Record ID

BIM-980522