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dc.contributor.authorLungu, P.
dc.contributor.authorLakhi, S.
dc.contributor.authorMateyo, K.
dc.contributor.authorMubiana, E.
dc.contributor.authorMwaba, P.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-05T14:58:57Z
dc.date.available2018-10-05T14:58:57Z
dc.date.issued2018-01
dc.identifier.citationLungu, S., Lakhi, K., Mateyo, E., Mubiana and Mwaba, P. (2018). A case series report of Tuberculosis patients with Vitamin D deficiency in Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia. 45 (1)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.unza.zm/handle/123456789/5448
dc.descriptionAn association of Vitamin D deficiency with Tuberculosisen
dc.description.abstractAn association of Vitamin D deficiency with Tuberculosis remains a valid assumption. It has been observed that TB is highly prevalent in certain ethnic groupings and regions of the world. Populations with darker skins are prone to vitamin D deficiency. The regions inhabited by people with darker skin coincides with high TB burden settings. Vitamin D has a key role in immune-modulation of the host response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis infection. Studies have demonstrated early sputum culture conversion to negative, clinical recovery and radiological improvement with Vitamin D supplementation. However, there is currently no consensus on the advantages of this supplementation in TB treatment. We present the first case series report of pulmonary TB patients with severe deficiency of Vitamin D in Zambia. Additional data from randomised control studies is warranted.en
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Global AIDS/US Department of State.en
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dc.publisherMedical Journal of Zambia.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMedical Journal of Zambia. 45 (1);
dc.subjectTuberculosis--Zambiaen
dc.subjectTuberculosis, Vitamin D Deficiency--Zambiaen
dc.subjectVitamin D Deficiency--Zambiaen
dc.titleA case series report of Tuberculosis patients with Vitamin D deficiency in Zambiaen
dc.typeArticleen


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