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Table 6 Comparison of ZBMI, OPG, and vitamin D serum levels according to different symptoms of FMF

From: The influence of vitamin D administration on the clinical presentation, body mass index, and osteoprotegerin (OPG) level in a sample of Egyptian children with familial Mediterranean fever

Condition Lab Present Absent p
Fever Before ZBMI − 0.2 ± 1.2 0.3 ± 2.2 0.570
OPG 303.5 ± 112.3 712.4 ± 5.2 < 0.001*
Vitamin D 21.5 ± 9.0 35.0 ± 3.0 0.046*
After ZBMI 0.3 ± 1.3 0.0 ± 1.1 0.525
OPG 707.5 ± 178.6 646.0 ± 196.9 0.354
Vitamin D 39.9 ± 9.7 42.4 ± 11.3 0.497
Arthritis Before ZBMI − 0.1 ± 1.1 − 0.4 ± 1.7 0.574
OPG 292.0 ± 90.2 491.4 ± 239.0 0.097
Vitamin D 20.0 ± 7.2 32.5 ± 11.6 0.002*
After ZBMI 0.3 ± 1.0 0.1 ± 1.3 0.637
OPG 683.0 ± 199.5 673.7 ± 183.4 0.891
Vitamin D 38.8 ± 10.4 42.9 ± 10.3 0.268
Abdominal Pain Before ZBMI − 0.1 ± 1.3 − 0.3 ± 1.0 0.791
OPG 346.9 ± 160.9 259.2 ± 22.8 0.062
Vitamin D 23.6 ± 9.8 17.3 ± 5.3 0.110
After ZBMI 0.1 ± 1.3 0.2 ± 1.1 0.870
OPG 735.8 ± 182.3 634.8 ± 183.9 0.127
Vitamin D 41.8 ± 11.3 40.6 ± 10.0 0.749
  1. Independent t test. ANOVA test. *Significant