Vitamin D and solar ultraviolet radiation in the risk and treatment of tuberculosis

The reporting of vitamin D deficiency needs to address assay inaccuracies, rising thresholds to define sufficiency, and scarce knowledge of the concentrations needed for optimum immune responses

Anna P Ralph

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • The reporting of vitamin D deficiency needs to address assay inaccuracies, rising thresholds to define sufficiency, and scarce knowledge of the concentrations needed for optimum immune responses
  • Future research to measure the effect of the inflammatory setting on serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, at tuberculosis diagnosis and during recovery, could help to account for 25-hydroxyvitamin D changes in these concentrations in patients with tuberculosis
  • Vitamin D trials in patients with active tuberculosis should be done in well selected populations using adequate vitamin D doses, such doses remain undefined
  • This correction has been made to the online version as of Jan 21, 2013

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