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In a recent published study, researchers treated a woman with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and a low 25OH vitamin D level with supplemental vitamin D. The 2,000 IU vitamin D increased her platelet level. However, she stopped taking vitamin D when a neighbor told her it was toxic. After her doctors increased her vitamin D dose, her platelet level rose into the normal or reference range.
The researchers remark that evidence suggests that many of the 160 known autoimmune diseases are associated with vitamin D deficiency.
Schwalfenberg GK. "Solar radiation and vitamin D: mitigating environmental factors in autoimmune disease." J Environ Public Health. 2012;2012:619381.
I have ITP and just recently have become aware of the developing body knowledge regarding vitamin D and AI disease. Two other papers on the subject of ITP and vitamin D are found at
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