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Vitamin D May Benefit Juvenile Lupus

Vitamin D has an important immunomodulatory effect and it has been postulated that vitamin D supplementation may provide adjunctive disease control in SLE. A small randomized trial from Brazil included 45 juvenile SLE patients who received 50,000 IU/week or placebo.  Although there was no difference in proteinuria, the vitamin D group had significantly lower SLEDAI scores, lower dsDNA levels, joint scores and fatigue levels.  More research and replication is needed. 

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