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Cord Blood 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and the Risk of Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Early Childhood.
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PMID:  23022743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective: To determine the relationship between cord blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25 (OH) D] concentrations and the subsequent risk of acute lower respiratory tract infection (ALRI) in the first 2 years of life.Patients and Methods: Cord blood from 206 newborns was tested for 25 (OH) D. Medical records covering the first 2 years of life were reviewed, and the diagnosis of ALRI was recorded.Results: Sixty-two (30.1%) infants developed ALRI in their first 2 years of life, of whom 49 (79%) infants had bronchiolitis and 13 (21%) infants had pneumonia. Concentrations of 25 (OH) D were lower in infants who developed ALRI compared with those did not (p < 0.0001). Vitamin D deficiency was associated with increased risk of ALRI (p = 0.000).Conclusion: Low cord blood 25 (OH) D levels are associated with increased risk of ALRI in the first 2 years of life.
Authors:
W A Wahab Mohamed; M A Al-Shehri
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.
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