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European Journal of Dermatology


Vitamin D levels in a cohort of Portuguese melanoma patients relate to time of follow-up from diagnosis, sun-exposure behaviour, and use of photoprotection Volume 28, numéro 1, January-February 2018


Dermatology and Venereology Department, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Alameda de Santo António dos Capuchos, 1169-050 Lisboa, Portugal

Patients with a personal history of melanoma have been recognized as a group at risk of vitamin D deficiency, since they are instructed to adopt sun avoidance measures and photoprotection [1]. Although Portugal is one of the sunniest European countries, this sun-avoiding behaviour may lead to vitamin D deficiency during the years following diagnosis. However, data concerning 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D] levels during follow-up are lacking.We aimed to study the serum 25(OH)D levels in a cohort of [...]