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Association between micronutrient levels and chronic spontaneous urticaria

Association between micronutrient levels and chronic spontaneous urticaria
Association between micronutrient levels and chronic spontaneous urticaria
Previous reports have suggested a possible role for vitamin D in the etiology of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU); however, little information is available regarding the role of other micronutrients. We, therefore, analyzed vitamin D, vitamin B12, and ferritin levels in CSU patients (n = 282) from a preexisting database at Southampton General Hospital. Data were compared against mean micronutrient levels of the general population of the UK, obtained from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Vitamin D levels of CSU patients were found to be higher than those of the general UK population (P = 0.001). B12 levels were lower in patients with CSU (P < 0.001) than in the general population. Ferritin levels were found to be lower in male CSU patients than in the general male population (P = 0.009). This association between low B12 and iron levels and CSU might indicate a causal link, with micronutrient replacement as a potential therapeutic option.
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Wu, Cheng-Han
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Eren, Efrem
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Ardern-Jones, Michael Roger
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Venter, Carina
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Wu, Cheng-Han
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Eren, Efrem
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Ardern-Jones, Michael Roger
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Venter, Carina
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Wu, Cheng-Han, Eren, Efrem, Ardern-Jones, Michael Roger and Venter, Carina (2015) Association between micronutrient levels and chronic spontaneous urticaria. BioMed Research International, 2015 (926167), 1-3. (doi:10.1155/2015/926167). (PMID:12037402)

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Previous reports have suggested a possible role for vitamin D in the etiology of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU); however, little information is available regarding the role of other micronutrients. We, therefore, analyzed vitamin D, vitamin B12, and ferritin levels in CSU patients (n = 282) from a preexisting database at Southampton General Hospital. Data were compared against mean micronutrient levels of the general population of the UK, obtained from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Vitamin D levels of CSU patients were found to be higher than those of the general UK population (P = 0.001). B12 levels were lower in patients with CSU (P < 0.001) than in the general population. Ferritin levels were found to be lower in male CSU patients than in the general male population (P = 0.009). This association between low B12 and iron levels and CSU might indicate a causal link, with micronutrient replacement as a potential therapeutic option.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 October 2015
Published date: 2015
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 390060
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/390060
ISSN: 2314-6133
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