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Revista Medica Herediana

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SOTELO, Wendy  and  CALVO, Armando. Levels of vitamin D in posmenopausal women with primary osteoporosis. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.1, pp.10-14. ISSN 1018-130X.

Osteoporosis is a public health problem in the world, mostly in postmenopausal women, low levels of vitamin D play an important role in its origin. Objective: To get the levels of vitamin D in postmenopausal women with primary osteoporosis. Material and methods: Descriptive study case series. We included a total of 40 postmenopausal women with diagnosis of primary osteoporosis, we excluded those women who received calcium and/or vitamin D supplement, treatment for osteoporosis or those women with a secondary osteoporosis. The serum level of 25 OH vitamin D was determined in all women. Results: 40 patients with primary osteoporosis were included, average age was 65.9 ± 10.22 years old, and with average T score L1-L4 of -2.82 ±0.71, T Score in total hip of -1.59 ±1.05 and a T score in radius 33% of -3.10 ± 0.97 by bone densitometry. The average level of serum vitamin D was 13.98 ± 5.95 ng/ml, 87.5% (35 patients) had deficient levels of vitamin D, 7.5% (3 patients) had insufficient levels and only the 5% (2 patients) had normal levels of vitamin D. Conclusion: Most postmenopausal women with primary osteoporosis had low levels of vitamin D; 87.5%. It could be necessary to supplement with calcium and vitamin D to all postmenopausal women patients with osteoporosis. (Rev Med Hered 2011; 22:10-14).

Keywords : Primary osteoporosis; menopausal; low levels of vitamin D.

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