Vitamin and zinc status pretreatment and posttreatment in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Neha R Santucci, Razan H Alkhouri, Robert D Baker, Susan S Baker
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2014, 59 (4): 455-7
Vitamin deficiencies are common in inflammatory bowel disease. Here we present 5-year follow-up data of 61 patients. No folate or vitamin B12 deficiency was identified throughout the study. A daily multivitamin supplement was sufficient to replete 100% of vitamin A-deficient and vitamin E-deficient patients. A total of 52% of vitamin D-deficient patients corrected, but 15% who had normal vitamin D levels at diagnosis developed deficiency. A total of 63% of zinc-deficient patients normalized their zinc status, but 15% developed zinc deficiency at follow-up despite supplementation.

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