Effect of Vitamin D on Bone Mineral Mass in Normal Subjects and in Epileptic Patients on Anticonvulsants: A Controlled Therapeutic TrialBr Med J 1973; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5860.208 (Published 28 April 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;2:208
- Claus Christiansen,
- Paul Rødbro,
- Mogens Lund
The bone mineral mass was estimated by photon absorptiometry in 23 epileptic patients on long-term treatment with phenytoin and in 20 normal subjects before and during treatment with vitamin D or placebo.
Initially, subnormal values of bone mineral mass were found in the epileptic patients. The group of epileptic patients treated with vitamin D showed a significant increase in bone mineral mass. The group of epileptic patients treated with placebo and the normal subjects treated with vitamin D or placebo showed no change in bone mineral mass.