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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 May;16(5):853-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1605.091693.

Vitamin d deficiency and tuberculosis progression.

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Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

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.

PMID:
20409383
PMCID:
PMC2954005
DOI:
10.3201/eid1605.091693
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