Pattern of Vitamin D Status in Patients with Non-Specific Bone Pains- A Single Centre Study

Authors

  • Muhammad Shahzad Anwer Department of Chemical Pathology, Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Mohsin Hussain Department of Chemical Pathology, Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Jehanzeb Ur Rehman Department of Haematology, Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Mehwish Gilani Department of Haematology, Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Syed Mohsin Manzoor Department of Chemical Pathology, Combined Military Hospital Kharian/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Asif Ali Department of Chemical Pathology, Combined Military Hospital Mangla/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i6.9766

Keywords:

Vitamin D deficiency, sunlight exposure, bone pain, muscle pain

Abstract

Objective: To determine the pattern of Vitamin D status in patients presenting with complaints of non-specific bone pains and to correlate the association of sunlight exposure with Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Chemical Pathology, CMH, Abbottabad Pakistan, from Aug 2020 to Jul 2021.

Methodology: All patients with non-specific bone pain were asked about demographic, clinical and sunlight exposure.
Vitamin D assays were performed after history taking.

Result: A total of 247 patients were tested for vitamin D levels. 103(41.7%) were male and 144(58.3 %) were females. 56(22.7%) had >60 minutes of daily sunlight exposure, 67(27.1%) had 30 to 60 minutes, and 124(50.2%) had less than 30 minutes of daily sunlight exposure. Vitamin D deficiency was found in 132(53.4%) patients, insufficiency was seen in 74(30.0%) patients and 41(16.6%) patients had normal vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiency correlated significantly with low sunlight exposure time.

Conclusion: Vitamin D deficiency was seen in 53.4% of patients with non-specific bone pains, while insufficiency was seen in 30.0% of patients. Moreover, our study showed association of Vitamin D deficiency with a decreased duration of sunlight
exposure.

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Muhammad Shahzad Anwer, Mohsin Hussain, Jehanzeb Ur Rehman, Mehwish Gilani, Syed Mohsin Manzoor, & Asif Ali. (2023). Pattern of Vitamin D Status in Patients with Non-Specific Bone Pains- A Single Centre Study. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 73(6), 1741–1744. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i6.9766

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