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Vitamin D Influence on the Clinical Course of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Seyit M Ceylan, Mahmut A Kanmaz

Keywords : Logistic regression, Recurrence of BPPV, The effect of age, Vitamin D administration

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1359

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Aim and objective: This retrospective cohort study was designed to investigate the possible relationship between vitamin D and the clinical course of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Materials and methods: The medical records of patients admitted to a tertiary health center between January 2017 and December 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. Ninety idiopathic BPPV and one hundred healthy subjects without vertigo were included in the study. Results: The serum vitamin D concentration and BPPV occurrence were not correlated (p = 0.601). BPPV recurrence was significantly affected by age (p = 0.028) and serum vitamin D concentrations (p = 0.02). Conclusion: This study indicated that there is no causal relationship between low vitamin D levels and BPPV. Another result of the study is that low vitamin D concentrations and older age increase BPPV recurrences. This increase in recurrence due to vitamin D deficiency does not eliminate oral vitamin D treatment. Clinical significance: The relationship between vitamin D and BPPV is still controversial and the effect of vitamin D administration on the BPPV treatment process is unknown.

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