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Possible Associations of Vitamin D, Vitamin D-Binding Protein, and Vitamin D Receptor with Diabetic Neuropathic Pain and Balance [Letter]

Authors Celikbilek A

Received 14 February 2020

Accepted for publication 19 February 2020

Published 28 February 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 465—466


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Michael Schatman

Asuman Celikbilek

Department of Neurology, Kudret International Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence: Asuman Celikbilek
Kudret International Hospital, Department of Neurology, Ankara 06600, Turkey
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We read with great interest the article recently published in Journal of Pain Research by Sari et al,1 examining the effect of vitamin D replacement therapy on neuropathic pain and imbalance in patients with diabetic neuropathy (DN). They found that vitamin D replacement reduced neuropathic pain and improved balance scores in patients with DN. They suggested that a vitamin D replacement schedule might be planned in diabetic patients with vitamin D deficiency in order to resolve neuropathic pain and balance problems. However, we would like to add some points which may be taken into consideration.

View the original paper by Sari and colleagues

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