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Urinary Tract Infection and Vitamin D – several studies

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More children with UTIs have low Vitamin D (4.5 X) or Zinc (3.4 X) - April 2024

Serum Vitamin D and Zinc Levels in Children with Urinary Tract Infection without Confounding Factors: A Case-Control Study
Med J Islam Repub Iran . 2024 Apr 2:38:36. doi: 10.47176/mjiri.38.36. eCollection 2024.
Mohsen Seifollahi 1, Marzieh Heidarzadeh Arani 2, Rozita Hoseini Shamsabadi 3, Shahrbanoo Nakhaie 4, Maesoumeh Karimi Aghche 5, Mohammad Javad Azadchehr 6, Amin Sadat Sharif 7

What is “already known” in this topic
Zinc and vitamin D in sufficient concentrations help maintain the immune system's health. Therefore, their deficiency can cause various infections such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).
What this article adds:
Multiple factors potentially contribute to pediatric UTI development. This study examined associations between serum zinc and vitamin D as immune biomarkers and UTI while controlling for other known risk factors. This helps us determine whether optimizing levels of these immunesupportive micronutrients through diet and supplements could
lower UTI risk.

Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are extremely prevalent bacterial infections among children. They have numerous potential causes. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, UTIs can lead to serious complications in children, including impaired growth, high blood pressure, protein in urine, and eventual chronic kidney disease. Zinc and vitamin D in sufficient concentrations help to maintain the health of the immune system. Therefore, their deficiency can cause various infections. Several factors can contribute to the development of UTIs. This article deals with the role of zinc and vitamin D as immune markers in UTI in children without other risk factors.

Methods: In this case-control study, serum zinc and vitamin D levels without any other risk factors were examined in 40 healthy children and 40 children with UTIs. Data analysis was done through SPSS 26 using the chi-square, the Fisher's exact, and independent t tests.

Results: The study findings demonstrated a statistically significant distinction between the 2 groups regarding serum vitamin D and zinc levels (P < 0.001); 80% of children with UTIs and 17.5% in the healthy group had vitamin D deficiency. Also, 60% of the urinary infection group had zinc deficiency, whereas 17.5% of the healthy group had it.

Conclusion: Low serum zinc and vitamin D levels may increase susceptibility to pediatric UTI. Given the data, supplementation with zinc and vitamin D could play a significant role in treating active infections and preventing recurrence in susceptible children.
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VitaminDWiki – Zinc and Vitamin D contains:

It appears that

  • Low Zinc results in less vitamin D in blood getting to tissues
  • Colds can be stopped by taking Zinc every 2-3 hours
    • COVID-19 risks appear to decrease by taking Zinc frequently
  • Zinc improves the immune system and influences 300 enzymes
  • Zinc deficiency has increased due to lack of Zinc in fertilizers as well as Roundup problems
  • 20% of the people in the world do not get enough Zinc
  • Zinc taste tests kind-of, sort-of work
  • No agreement as to the best Zinc supplement
  • Zinc loading doses appear to be safe
  • Not much daily zinc is needed - 10 mg seems OK for most people,
       20 mg has been proven to cut in half the progression of prediabetes to diabetes
  • FYI: Zinc is the oldest knows pill - used by the Romans WikiPedia
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