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Vitamin D insufficiency in COVID-19 and influenza A, and critical illness survivors: a cross-sectional study

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Objectives The steroid hormone vitamin D has roles in immunomodulation and bone health. Insufficiency is associated with susceptibility to respiratory infections. We report 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) measurements in hospitalised people with COVID-19 and influenza A and in survivors of critical illness to test the hypotheses that vitamin D insufficiency scales with illness severity and persists in survivors. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting and participants Plasma was obtained from ...

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10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055435

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0000-0001-9500-241X
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BMJ
Journal:
BMJ Open More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Article number:
e055435
Publication date:
2021-10-22
Acceptance date:
2021-09-30
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2044-6055
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English
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1209080
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pubs:1209080
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2021-11-11

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