Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistic, School of Medical Sciences, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
Student Research Committee, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
Maternal and Childhood Obesity Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
IAU, School of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia branch, Urmia, Iran.
Vitamin D deficiency is known as a one of the underlying causes of Idiopathic musculoskeletal pain (IMSP). This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) status in patient with Non-specific Musculoskeletal Pain and healthy children.
Materials and Methods
Seventy-seven children (aged 3–14 years), with IMSP were included as cases and 90 healthy subjects were selected for control group. Demographic characteristics and biochemical levels of vitamin D and Parathyroid hormone (PTH), were obtained. Data were analysis using SPSS version 17.0 software.
Results showed that vitamin D means levels of patients and healthy children were significantly different (19.5 + 8.84 ng/mL versus 12.7 + 11.89 ng/mL), respectively (P<0.05). Also, there was a significant difference between PTH level in both healthy and patient subjects (P<0.001). Mean levels of vitamin D in both groups were below the normal range, but lower in control group (P<0.001).
Deficiency of vitamin D was suggested as the probable identified risk factors for IMSP in children. The results of our study did not reveal clear correlation between vitamin D deficiencies in children which suffer IMSP compared the healthy children.