Vitamin D supplementation and CD4 count in children infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

@article{Kakalia2011VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D supplementation and CD4 count in children infected with human immunodeficiency virus.},
  author={Spenta Kakalia and Etienne B. Sochett and Derek Stephens and Esther Assor and Stanley E. Read and Ari S Bitnun},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={159 6},
  pages={951-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate, in a randomized fashion, the impact of vitamin D supplementation on CD4 count and measures of vitamin D homeostasis in children infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). STUDY DESIGN Children infected with HIV (n = 54) were randomized to receive no supplementation (group 1), vitamin D 5600 IU/week (group 2), or vitamin D 11 200 IU/week (group 3) for 6 months. Viral load, CD4 percent, CD4 count, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D), 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and other… CONTINUE READING