Vitamin D deficiency and tuberculosis progression

Najeeha Talat, Sharon Perry, Julie Parsonnet, Ghaffar Dawood, Rabia Hussain

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-855
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


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