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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 May;31(5):521-3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182456c55.

Vitamin d and tuberculosis status in refugee children.

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Department of Child Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency and tuberculosis (TB) are associated in adults, but data in children are scarce. We screened refugee children routinely for vitamin D status and TB. Vitamin D values were significantly lower in latent TB (n = 81) and TB infection (n = 11) than in children without TB (n = 236). We conclude that refugee children with TB have reduced vitamin D levels.

PMID:
22189532
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3182456c55
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