Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 30, Issue 8, pp 1137–1138 | Cite as

Prevalence and diagnostic outcome relating to vitamin D deficiency in new patients presenting to an early arthritis clinic over 12 months

  • Faye A. H. Cooles
  • Arthur G. Pratt
  • Gillian Wilson
  • John D. Isaacs
  • Wan-Fai Ng
Letter to the Editor

Notes

Disclosures

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Faye A. H. Cooles
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arthur G. Pratt
    • 1
  • Gillian Wilson
    • 2
  • John D. Isaacs
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wan-Fai Ng
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Musculoskeletal Research Group, Institute of Cellular MedicineNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Rheumatology DepartmentNewcastle upon Tyne Foundation Trust HospitalsNewcastle upon TyneUK

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