Impact of Vitamin D in the Treatment of Tuberculosis

  title={Impact of Vitamin D in the Treatment of Tuberculosis},
  author={K. Luong and L. Nguyễn},
  journal={The American Journal of the Medical Sciences},
  • K. Luong, L. Nguyễn
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of the Medical Sciences
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem and often coincides with nutritional deficiency. In fact, vitamin D deficiency has been reported among TB patients, and vitamin D receptor polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. High doses of vitamin D were widely used to treat TB patients in the preantibiotic era. This approach was successful: vitamin D can suppress intracellular growth of M tuberculosis in vitro. Vitamin D also induced the expression… CONTINUE READING
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