Vitamin D Deficiency and Tuberculosis Progression

  title={Vitamin D Deficiency and Tuberculosis Progression},
  author={Najeeha Talat and Sharon Perry and Julie Parsonnet and Ghaffar Dawood and Rabia Hussain},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
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. 

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