Vitamin D Deficiency and ARDS after SARS-CoV-2 Infection
journal contributionposted on 19.10.2020, 11:03 by J Faul, C.P. Kerley, B. Love, Eoghan O'Neill, Caitriona Cody, W. Tormey, K. Hutchinson, Liam W Cormican, C.M. Burke
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Male gender, age over 40 years, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and chronic respiratory and cardiovascular disease have each been associated with increased severity of disease, including ARDS, after SARS-CoV-2 infection. We hypothesize that nutrition might also play a role. Vitamin D (25OHD) deficiency has previously been linked to a greater susceptibility to viral infection, ARDS, and pneumonia.3,4 Since 25OHD deficiency is both highly prevalent and easily treatable and the morbidity, mortality, and costs of SARS-CoV-2 related ARDS are great, we wanted to explore whether 25OHD levels might be associated with an increased risk of the development of ARDS due to SARS-CoV-2.
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Published CitationFaul, JL. Kerley CP, Love B, O’Neil E, Cody C, Tormey W, Hutchinson K, Cormican LJ, Burke CM. Vitamin D Deficiency and ARDS after SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Irish Medical Journal. 2020;113(5):84
Publication Date7 May 2020
- Clinical Microbiology
PublisherIrish Medical Journal
- Published Version (Version of Record)