Vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

Lei Yuan Lim, Naga Chalasani

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Abstract

Vitamin D is now widely recognized to have multiple extraskeletal health functions. The liver is one of the major organs involved in its metabolism. Recent studies have demonstrated a very high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. There is an emerging interest to explore the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and prevalence and severity of non-alcoholic liver disease and response to antiviral therapy in hepatitis C. In this review, we discuss the current status of our understanding of vitamin D metabolism and vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent gastroenterology reports
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty liver
  • Hepatitis C
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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