Vitamin D and tuberculosis: Is a change in Public Heath Policy needed?

Dilip Nazareth, Peter Davies

Abstract


The WHO reported 9.4 million incident cases of Tuberculosis (TB) / Phthisis
(Greek) in 2008 and accounts for nearly two million deaths each year. The
new threats of MDR-TB and XDR-TB over the last decade have resulted in an
increase in immigrant screening in Western countries and a renewed interest
in Vitamin D deficiency and its association with TB.


Keywords


TB; Vitamin D; MDR-TB; XDR-TB.

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