Evaluation of Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Associated Factors in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis


Kilic D. T. , AKDOĞAN A., KILIÇ L., SARI A., ERDEN A., ARMAĞAN B., ...More

JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.5, pp.250-254, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rhu.0000000000000686
  • Journal Name: JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-254
  • Keywords: systemic sclerosis, vitamin B12, cobalamin, homocysteine, HELICOBACTER-PYLORI, HOMOCYSTEINE, MALNUTRITION, SCLERODERMA, VALIDITY, FOLATE, RELIABILITY, OUTPATIENTS, PREVALENCE, NUTRITION

Abstract

Background/Objective: In patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) gastrointestinal (GI) involvement, nutritional status and medications may lead to cobalamin (Vit B12) deficiency. We aimed to determine the frequency and the potential causes of Vit B12 deficiency in SSc patients.