Vitamin D deficiency and acute lower respiratory infections in children younger than 5 years: identification and treatment.

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INTRODUCTION Acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) is a leading cause of childhood mortality. Research suggests that vitamin D deficiency (VDD) puts children at risk for ALRI. The purpose of this review is to examine ALRI and VDD in children 5 years and younger. Common etiologies, diagnosis, prevention, treatment of ALRI, and recommendations for vitamin… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.08.013

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@article{Larkin2014VitaminDD, title={Vitamin D deficiency and acute lower respiratory infections in children younger than 5 years: identification and treatment.}, author={Allison Joyce Holt Larkin and Jane H Lassetter}, journal={Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners}, year={2014}, volume={28 6}, pages={572-82; quiz 583-4} }