Vitamin D Deficiency and Tuberculosis Progression
Pathology and Microbiology
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.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
(2010). Vitamin D Deficiency and Tuberculosis Progression. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(5), 853-855.
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