Evaluation of Serum Vitamin D Levels Among Patients with Viral Warts

Authors

  • Shamsa Kanwal Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Farid ur Rehman Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Bilqees Fatima Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sana Waqar Qureshi Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sibqa Jamil Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Rab Nawaz Khan Ayub Medical Complex Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i2.7412

Keywords:

Benign proliferation, Viral Warts, Vitamin D

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) in patients with viral warts.

Study Design: Comparative cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Dermatology Department, Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan, from Jul to Dec 2020.

Methodology: One hundred patients were included in the study, 50 with viral warts (Group-1) and 50 without warts (Group2). Our study included both male and female patients of 10 to 60 years of age. Three categories were made according to their serum vitamin D levels. First, all participants were tested for serum vitamin D levels using ELISA.

Results: In Group-1, 20(40%) had insufficient, and 25(50%) had deficient vitamin D levels. A statistically significant decrease in serum 25-OHD levels (p = 0.004) was found in patients with viral warts. In Group-2, 9(18%) had insufficient, and 2(4%) had deficient vitamin D levels. The mean serum vitamin D level was 22.61±10.11 in Group-1 and 45.12±24.60 in Group-2, resulting in a significant difference between patients with viral warts and those without viral warts regarding serum vitamin D levels (p=0.004).

Conclusion: Patients with viral warts have deficient vitamin D levels.

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Published

17-04-2023

How to Cite

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Kanwal S, ur Rehman F, Fatima B, Waqar Qureshi S, Jamil S, Nawaz Khan R. Evaluation of Serum Vitamin D Levels Among Patients with Viral Warts. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 17 [cited 2024 May 25];73(2):402-04. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/7412

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