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Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004 Sep;8(9):1130-3.

Vitamin A levels in sputum-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in comparison with household contacts and healthy 'normals'.

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  • 1Tuberculosis Research Centre (ICMR), Chennai, India.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To estimate serum vitamin A in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients at the start and end of anti-tuberculosis treatment.

DESIGN:

Serum vitamin A was estimated in 47 PTB patients (pre and post treatment), 46 healthy household contacts and 30 healthy 'normals'.

RESULTS:

Mean serum vitamin A in patients at the start of treatment was 21.2 microg/dl, which was significantly lower than in household contacts (42.2 microg/dl) and healthy 'normals' (48.1 microg/dl). The vitamin A levels in patients increased following treatment.

CONCLUSION:

The low vitamin A levels observed in patients returned to normal at the end of anti-tuberculosis treatment without vitamin A supplementation.

PMID:
15455600
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