Shinbone Pain and Fatigue are the Commonest Musculoskeletal Presentation in Vitamin D Deficiency

  • mahdi abdulsahib abdulhussein alkaabi

Abstract

Abstract


 Background: In the past few decades, great attention has been paid to vitamin D deficiency and has been reported to be associated with a growing list of conditions. Nonspecific musculoskeletal manifestations are a common problem in vitamin D deficiency.


The aim of this case series study was to explore the different nonspecific musculoskeletal presentations of this deficiency among adult people.


Patients and methods: A descriptive study was designed to determine the prevalence of nonspecific musculoskeletal symptoms with vitamin D deficiency among adult patients visiting a private clinic in holy Kerbala/ Iraq during two years period.  


Result and discussion: Shinbone pain and fatigue were the most prevalent symptoms and showed positive association with vitamin D level. Other symptoms included low backache, proximal muscle ache and knee osteoarthritis. The association of these symptoms with demographic and anthropometric measures were explained. Vitamin D deficiency is a prevalent condition and need to be investigated even in countries with apparently high sun light exposure.

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Published
2020-06-18
How to Cite
ABDULHUSSEIN, mahdi abdulsahib. Shinbone Pain and Fatigue are the Commonest Musculoskeletal Presentation in Vitamin D Deficiency. Kerbala journal of medicine, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 2301 - 2309, june 2020. ISSN 1990-5483. Available at: <https://journals.uokerbala.edu.iq/index.php/kj/article/view/765>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2020.
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