Comparative investigations on vitamin A level of plasma in some rheumatic diseases

M. Mézes, G. Bartosiewicz, J. Németh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The vitamin A levels in the plasma of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylosis, ankylosing hyperostosis (whether or not connected with diabetes) were investigated. Somatically healthy neurotic patients and patients suffering from diabetes without rheumatological problems served as controls. It was found that the retinol level of plasma decreased in patients of both sexes suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and clinically active ankylosing spondylitis, but increased in female patients suffering from ankylosing hyperostosis connected with diabetes, and also in the diabetes group. The retinyl-esters content of plasma dereased in the rheumatoid arthritis group and increased in female patients suffering from spondylosis and in the clinically inactive ankylosing spondylitis group. The total vitamin A content changed only in the rheumatoid arthritis group where a lower level was found compared to a somatically healthy control group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalClinical rheumatology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1986

Keywords

  • Ankylosing Hyperostosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vitamin A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Comparative investigations on vitamin A level of plasma in some rheumatic diseases'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this