Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for infections in patients affected by HCV-related liver cirrhosis.

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its impact on infections in HCV-related liver cirrhosis. METHODS We enrolled 291 patients affected by HCV-related liver cirrhosis. Serum vitamin D levels were dosed at enrolment. The presence of infection was assessed at baseline and during follow-up based on physical examination and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.07.026

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@article{Buonomo2017VitaminDD, title={Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for infections in patients affected by HCV-related liver cirrhosis.}, author={Antonio Buonomo and Emanuela Zappulo and Riccardo Scotto and Biagio Pinchera and Giuseppe Perruolo and Pietro Formisano and Guglielmo Borgia and Ivan Gentile}, journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases}, year={2017}, volume={63}, pages={23-29} }