Concern over vit D in biologic therapy

Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases have a high rate of vitamin D deficiency, but it is even higher in those treated with biologics.

This is the finding of an Italian study which looked at vitamin D levels in 200 patients with either rheumatic diseases or inflammatory bowel disease.

Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency (<20ng/mL and 21-29ng/ml, respectively) was found in 63.5% of