Vitamin D status and incidence of tuberculosis among contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis patients.

@article{ArnedoPena2015VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D status and incidence of tuberculosis among contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis patients.},
  author={Alberto Arnedo-Pena and Jos{\'e} Vicente Juan-Cerd{\'a}n and Angeles Romeu-Garc{\'i}a and Daniel Garcia-Ferrer and Rita Holgu{\'i}n-G{\'o}mez and Jes{\'u}s Iborra-Millet and Mar{\'i}a Gil-Fortu{\~n}o and B{\'a}rbara Gomila-Sard and F Roach-Poblete},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={65-9}
}
A prospective cohort study was conducted from 2009 to 2012 to assess the relationship between serum baseline 25-hydroxivytamin D (vitamin D) status and the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) among 572 contacts of 89 pulmonary TB patients in Castellon, Spain. Three new cases of pulmonary TB occurred, with an incidence density of 3.6 per 1000 person-years. Mean vitamin D status was 13.7 ng/ml for cases and 25.7 ng/ml for non-cases. Vitamin D status showed a significant inverse association with TB… CONTINUE READING
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