Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 4 - 2020
Relationship between Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and 25 OH Vit D3
Muhammed Ayral, Serdar Ferit Toprak and Serkan Dedeoğlu*
SBÜ Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Clinic, Diyarbakır, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Serkan Dedeoğlu, SBÜ Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Clinic, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Received: February 20, 2020; Published: March 10, 2020


Objective: Several studies have reported the association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and vitamin D deficiency. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25 (OH) D) levels in BPPV patients and to investigate the possible association between BPPV and low 25 (OH) D levels.

Material and Method: This retrospective study included 356 patients with BPPV and 159 healthy controls. Serum 25 (OH) D levels were recorded at the time of initial presentation in all patients, regardless of gender and age, and the results were compared with the healthy control group.

Results: The mean serum 25-OH vit D level (22,76 ± 7,2) of the participants in the control group was significantly higher than the 25-OH vit D level of the participants in the patient group (16,15 ± 7,7). According to the control and patient groups, there was a statistically significant difference between the mean vitamin D control values (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: In patients with BPPV, 25 OH Vit D levels were found to be significantly low. Our study shows that low 25 (OH) D may be a potential risk factor for BPPV.

Keywords:Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo; 25 OH Vit D Deficiency


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