What is the significance of elevated serum 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with sarcoidosis?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Elevated 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels are associated with protracted treatment in sarcoidosis. In one study, serum 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels were associated with patients requiring repeated regimens of systemic immunosuppressive therapy or longer than 1 year of therapy. The majority (71%) of the patients with levels higher than 51 pg/mL required long-term immunosuppressive therapy. [44]


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