A Hospital Based Comparative Study to Evaluate the Association of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections with Serum Vitamin-D Levels in Children Between 2 Months to 5 Years of Age
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5789-5796
AbstractBackground: Vitamin D has long been known to play a role in the skeletal system and
calcium homeostasis; the deficiency of which causes rickets and osteoporosis. There is
growing evidence that vitamin D also contributes positively to pulmonary health.
Vitamin D deficiency is a common and important nutritional deficiency in children in
India. Clinical and subclinical vitamin D deficiency in children has been reported to be
a significant risk factor for severe acute respiratory tract infection. The aim of this
study to compare the evaluation of the association of acute respiratory tract infections
with serum vitamin-D levels in children between 2 months to 5 years of age.
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