Title

Vitamin D Deficiency and Tuberculosis Progression

Document Type

Article

Department

Pathology and Microbiology

Abstract

To assess the association between vitamin D deficiency and tuberculosis disease progression, we studied vitamin D levels in a cohort of tuberculosis Patients and their contacts (N = 129) in Pakistan. Most (79%) persons showed deficiency. Low vitamin D levels were associated with a 5-fold increased risk for progression to tuberculosis.

Publication

Emerging Infectious Diseases