Vitamin D, innate immunity and outcomes in community acquired pneumonia
Leow, L., Simpson, T., Cursons, R.T., Karalus, N. & Hancox, R.J. (2011). Vitamin D, innate immunity and outcomes in community acquired pneumonia. Respirology, 16(4), 611-616.
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We investigated the associations between vitamin D status, the antimicrobial peptides cathelicidin and beta defensin-2 and outcomes in community acquired pneumonia. In hospitalised patients with community acquired pneumonia, vitamin D deficiency but not antimicrobial peptide levels were associated with increased 30-day mortality. Vitamin D was not associated with levels of the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin or beta defensin-2.
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