Introduction:Â Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disorder. Vitamin D has some roles in immunologic mechanisms. Vitamin D may influence the severity of AD. Previous studies of vitamin D correlation in children with atopic dermatitis have revealed conflicting results. This study determines the correlation between low vitamin D status with the severity of atopic dermatitis in children.Â
Methods:Â This is a cross-sectional analytical study with a cross-sectional approach that involved DA subjects aged â‰¤17 years with low vitamin D status. The recording of basics data and examination of subjects included assessing the scoring atopic dermatitis (SCORAD) score and measuring 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) level for all subjects. Statistical analyses were performed using Pearson's correlation coefficients, with P<0.05 was considered statistically significant.Â
Result: A total of 30 subjects with AD with the most extensive distribution was in the age group of 11â€“17 years (53.33%), sex proportions were equal both male (50%) and female (50%), all subjects have an atopic family history (100%). The mean vitamin D level was 18,02 Â± 4,56 ng/ ml (deficiency), and the mean SCORAD score was 20,03 Â± 5,80 (mild). There was a significantly strong negative correlation between low serum vitamin D level and severity of AD in children (r = -0.666, p = 0.001).Â
Conclusion:Â Lower vitamin D status is inversely associated with the severity of AD in children.