Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12179. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000012179.
Gou X1,2, Pan L1,2, Tang F1,2, Gao H1,2, Xiao D1,2.
1 Emergency Department, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University.
2 Key Laboratory of Birth Defects and Related Diseases of Women and Children (Sichuan University), Ministry of Education, Chengdu, China.
- Review of Tuberculosis and Vitamin D – May 2018
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis 2X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor (Mexico) – April 2018
Items in both categories TB and Radomized Controlled Trials are listed here:
- TB not treated by average daily 10,000 IU of vitamin D (previous RCTs disagree) – RCT Sept 2017
- Tuberculosis recovery speeded up by single 450,000 IU dose of vitamin D – RCT Jan 2017
- Tuberculosis treatment greatly helped by injection of 200,000 IU of vitamin D – RCT April 2016
- Tuberculosis -100 percent cure rate with 10,000 IU of vitamin D daily – RCT 2006
- Tuberculosis not treated by lots of vitamin D for 16 weeks – RCT Sept 2015
- Every TB patient benefited from 2 doses of 600,000 IU of vitamin D – RCT Jan 2013
- TB treatment helped with Vitamin D – RCT Sept 2012
- Probability of getting TB reduced 60 percent with just 800 IU of vitamin D – RCT Aug 2012
- Overview Tuberculosis and Vitamin D
- Evaluating the vitamin D evidence - Heaney Dec 2010
Items in both categories TB and Meta-analysis are listed here:
- Tuberculosis still associated with low vitamin D – 12th meta-analysis June 2021
- Tuberculosis 3X more likely if less than 12 ng of Vitamin D - meta-analysis Sept 2019
- Tuberculosis increased risk if poor Vitamin D receptor varies by race – meta-analysis Feb 2019
- Tuberculosis (multi-drug resistant) was 13.4 X more likely to be quickly cleared with Vitamin D - Meta-analysis Feb 2019
- Catching Tuberculosis from family member 2 X more likely if low vitamin D – meta-analysis Dec 2018
- Tuberculosis in children 1.7 X more likely if low vitamin D – meta-analysis Aug 2018
- Low vitamin D is a risk factor for tuberculosis – meta-analysis Dec 2016
- Tuberculosis 1.3 times more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor – meta-analysis Oct 2016
- Tuberculosis 4.5X more likely if vitamin D less than 10 nanogram – meta-analysis May 2015
- Tuberculosis, genes and vitamin D – Meta-Analysis Dec 2013
- TB associated with low vitamin D in a review and meta-analysis – 2008
- TB and vitamin D updated review and meta-analysis – plays a role Jan 2010
Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis (TB), but most studies have not reported a significant association. We conducted a meta-analysis to explore the association between vitamin D status and TB in children.
Web of Science, Ovid Medline, and EMBASE were searched for studies in English that discussed vitamin D status and TB in children before January 22, 2018.
From the 585 initially identified studies, we selected those that addressed an association between vitamin D status and TB according to our preselected inclusion criteria. Our meta-analysis included 10 studies. According to the random effects model, TB was significantly associated with VDD (ORs, 1.70; 95% CI, 1.20-2.42; P < .05) in children. Vitamin D levels were significantly lower in TB patients than in controls, with a mean difference d = -5.49 nmol/L (95% CI, -10.42 to -0.55; P < .05), indicating that VDD was significantly associated with TB (OR, 1.78; 95% CI, 1.30-2.44; P < .05) in children.
This study suggests that vitamin D levels are significantly lower in children with TB/latent TB infection than in controls. TB may contribute to VDD in children. Therefore, VDD may be associated with TB in children.