Evaluation of Vitamin D levels in women with carpal tunnel syndrome

S. H. Lee, Hyun Sik Gong, D. H. Kim, H. S. Shin, K. M. Kim, Ji Hyeung Kim, Goo Hyun Bawk

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Abstract

Studies suggest that vitamin D has a role in neuroprotection. We investigated whether vitamin D status is associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Vitamin D levels were compared between carpal tunnel syndrome women (n = 135) and healthy control women (n = 135) or patients with other upper limb conditions (n = 135). There were no differences in vitamin D levels between the patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and the controls. However, women with carpal tunnel syndrome younger than 50 years old had significantly lower vitamin D levels than age-matched healthy control women (P = 0.023) or patients with other upper limb conditions (P = 0.035). When women with carpal tunnel syndrome and healthy control women were pooled, the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome was higher in vitamin D deficient women than in non-deficient women, especially in those younger than 50 years. This study suggests a potential link between vitamin D status and the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome in women younger than 50 years but causation is not established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-647
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2016

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  • Vitamin D
  • carpal tunnel syndrome

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In: Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume, Vol. 41, No. 6, 01.07.2016, p. 643-647.

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