Effect of Cholecalciferol Supplementation on Treatment Response and IL-10 Level in Vitamin D Deficient Parthenium Dermatitis Patients: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Effect of Cholecalciferol Supplementation on Treatment Response and IL-10 Level in Vitamin D Deficient Parthenium Dermatitis Patients: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Diet Suppl. 2019 May 24;:1-14 Authors: Stanley Xavier A, Selvarajan S, Chandrasekar L, Kamalanathan S Abstract Allergic contact dermatitis following exposure to Parthenium is a chronic disease associated with frequent relapses and significant disturbance in the quality of life. The affected patients have lower circulating levels and decreased expression of IL-10. Hence, measures to increase its level may enhance the therapeutic outcome. The clinical trial was undertaken to evaluate the effect of cholecalciferol supplementation on treatment response and IL-10 level in Parthenium dermatitis patients with vitamin D deficiency. A total of 72 patients were recruited and randomized to receive either cholecalciferol tablet 60,000 IU per week or matching placebo for 8 weeks with standard background treatment. Eczema Area Severity Index (EASI) and Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) were assessed at baseline, 4 weeks, and 8 weeks while IL-10 and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were measured at baseline and 8 weeks. Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and IL-10 showed a significant rise in both placebo and vitamin D groups following the intervention. The relatively higher increase in IL-10 level observed in the vitamin D group was statistically ins...
Source: Journal of Dietary Supplements - Category: Nutrition Tags: J Diet Suppl Source Type: research

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