Vitamin D and the Skin: A Review for Dermatologists.

Vitamin D and the Skin: A Review for Dermatologists.

Publication date: Mar 08, 2019

In recent years, the growing interest in the role played by vitamin D in skin disease has given rise to the publication of many studies of the relationship between this vitamin and certain skin conditions. As dermatologists, we need to understand, among other aspects, how vitamin D is synthesized and the main sources in humans, as well as plasma levels and the factors that can modify them. Of particular interest are the latest discoveries about the role of vitamin D in skin diseases such as lupus erythematosus, ichthyosis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, acne, alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, melanoma, and nonmelanoma skin cancer. Also of interest is the importance of vitamin D as adjuvant therapy in patients on long-term treatment with corticosteroids. In this review, we provide an overview of the most important and most recent information regarding the relationship between vitamin D and skin disease and discuss the importance of assessing individual vitamin D status and correcting deficiencies.

Navarro-Trivi~no, F.J., Arias-Santiago, S., and Gilaberte-Calzada, Y. Vitamin D and the Skin: A Review for Dermatologists. 21948. 2019 Actas Dermosifiliogr.

Concepts Keywords
Acne Dermatitis
Adjuvant Therapy Systemic lupus erythematosus
Alopecia Areata Hair loss
Androgenetic Alopecia Hidradenitis
Atopic Dermatitis Rare diseases
Corticosteroids Human hair
Ichthyosis Hair diseases
Lupus Erythematosus Autoimmune diseases
Melanoma Medicine
Plasma Medical specialties
Skin Cancer Organ systems
Vitamin RTT
Adjuvant therapy
Lupus eritematoso Lupus


Type Source Name
disease MESH Hidrosadenitis
disease DOID Dermatitis
disease MESH Dermatitis
disease DOID Alopecia
disease DOID skin cancer
disease MESH skin cancer
pathway BSID Melanoma
disease DOID melanoma
disease MESH melanoma
disease DOID androgenetic alopecia
disease MESH androgenetic alopecia
disease DOID alopecia areata
disease MESH alopecia areata
disease DOID acne
disease MESH acne
disease DOID hidradenitis suppurativa
disease MESH hidradenitis suppurativa
disease DOID atopic dermatitis
disease MESH atopic dermatitis
disease DOID ichthyosis
disease MESH ichthyosis
disease DOID lupus erythematosus
disease DOID skin disease
disease MESH skin disease
drug DRUGBANK Vitamin D


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