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Faris El-Khider, MD, MS
Faris El-Khider, MD, MS

P2254 Data From Outer Space: The Association of Ultraviolet Light and Crohn’s Disease

Author Insight from Faris El-Khider, MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic

What’s new here and important for clinicians?

The relationship between vitamin D and Crohn’s disease is well-established. Using weather data from NASA and NOAA, we studied the relationship between UV light exposure, which has a big influence on vitamin D metabolism, and hospital admissions for Crohn’s disease over a period of 10 years.

What do patients need to know?

Maintenance of optimum vitamin D levels in the blood is important to Crohn’s disease patients.


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Faris El-Khider, MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic

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