Impact of vitamin D in the treatment of tuberculosis.

@article{Luong2011ImpactOV,
  title={Impact of vitamin D in the treatment of tuberculosis.},
  author={Khanh Luong and Lan Thị H{\`o}ang Nguyễn},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={341 6},
  pages={
          493-8
        }
}
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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