Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

Abstract Title:

Vitamin E supplementation improves neutropenia and reduces the frequency of infections in patients with glycogen storage disease type 1b.

Abstract Source:

Eur J Pediatr. 2009 Sep;168(9):1069-74. Epub 2008 Dec 9. PMID: 19066956

Abstract Author(s):

D Melis, R Della Casa, R Parini, M Rigoldi, C Cacciapuoti, P Marcolongo, A Benedetti, V Gaudieri, G Andria, G Parenti

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Neutropenia and/or neutrophil dysfunction are part of glycogen storage disease type 1b (GSD1b) phenotype. Recent studies indicated that activation of apoptosis and increased reactive oxygen species are implicated in the pathogenesis of neutropenia in GSD1b. METHODS: We studied seven GSD1b patients over a 2-year-period to evaluate the efficacy of vitamin E, a known antioxidant, in preventing or improving the clinical manifestations associated with neutropenia and neutrophil dysfunction. Frequency and severity of infections, neutrophil counts and function, ileocolonoscopy and intestinal histology, were monitored. During the first year, patients did not assume vitamin E; during the second year of the study, vitamin E supplementation was added to their therapeutic regimens. RESULTS: During vitamin E supplementation, the mean values of neutrophil counts were significantly higher (p < 0.05) and neutrophil counts lower than 500/mm(3) were found less frequently (p < 0.05); the frequency and severity of infections, mouth ulcers and perianal lesions, was reduced (p < 0.05); ileocolonoscopy and histology showed a mild improvement. Vitamin E supplementation did not result in changes in neutrophil function. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that vitamin E supplementation might be beneficial in GSD1b patients and may alleviate disease manifestations associated with neutropenia.

Study Type : Human Study

Print Options


Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2019 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.