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Infections and low vitamin D


Fact Many infections are associated with low vitamin D

Fact Many infections are treated by Vitamin D

Fact Many infections are prevented by higher levels of Vitamin D

Apparently Low vitamin D levels are both a cause and a result of severe infections
Unknown Can Vitamin D treat and prevent Deep Neck Infections?
Unknown Does the Vitamin D Receptor or other genes limit vitamin D from getting to deep neck tissues

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Overview Influenza and vitamin D
Vitamin D helps both the innate and adaptive immune systems fight COVID-19 – Jan 2022
Vitamin D aids the clearing out of old cells (autophagy) – many studies
600,000 IU of Vitamin D (total) allowed previously weak immune systems to fight off a virus antigen - Nov 2020
Search for treg OR "t-cell" in VitaminDWiki 1440 items as of Jan 2020
141 VitaminDWiki pages contained "infection" in title (June 2021)
Search VitaminDWik for BACTERIA in title 25 items as of Aug 2019
Vitamin D and the Immune System – chapter Aug 2019
7X less risk of influenza if Vitamin D levels higher than 30 ng – Oct 2017
Common cold prevented and treated by Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea – review April 2018
Vitamin D improves T Cell immunity – RCT Feb 2016
Immune system - great 11-minute animated video - Aug 2021 nothing about Vitamin D
18 titles in VitaminDWiki contained INNATE or ADAPTIVE as of Jan 2023
Increasing publications on vitamin D and Infection

45 studies are in both Immunity and Virus categories

184 Vitamin D pages contained "infection" in title (Jan 2023)

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Bladder infection and Vitamin D - many studies 17 May, 2023
Cost-effective to give Vitamin D to all children to prevent acute respiratory infection – April 2023 09 Apr, 2023
Influenza, pneumonia, or ear infections almost 2X more likely if low vitamin D - Jan 2023 15 Mar, 2023
infections etc. quickly consume Vitamin D - Feb 2023 02 Feb, 2023
2nd COVID infection increases the risk of Long-COVID - 2022 22 Jan, 2023
More COVID vaccinations, more infections - Cleveland Clinic - Dec 2022 05 Jan, 2023
Helicobacter pylori infection and low vitamin D – several studies 26 Dec, 2022
Fight infections such as COVID with 50 ng of Vitamin D – Sunil Dec 2022 19 Dec, 2022
Vitamin D should reduce hospital-acquired infections – Grant Dec 2012 10 Dec, 2022
Respiratory viral infection (RSV) and low vitamin D - many studies 18 Nov, 2022
Vitamin D, immune System, Infection, and COVID- Video Oct 2022 12 Nov, 2022
PICU layoffs due to pandemic lulls, but children are now getting 3 years of viral infection all at once – Oct 2022 31 Oct, 2022
Long-COVID symptoms in 10 Percent of women 3 months after infection (22 countries) – Oct 2022 29 Oct, 2022
10,000 COVID infections: Hospitalization 2.4X more likely if low vitamin D - Oct 2022 28 Oct, 2022
Influenza infection 5X less likely if got vitamin D – small RCT Feb 2022 23 Oct, 2022
Superbug (Clostridium difficile) Infections strongly associated with low vitamin D - many studies 21 Oct, 2022
COVID infection might prevent infection better than vaccinations - transcript and many studies 11 Oct, 2022
Yeast Infection and Vitamin D - many studies 27 Sep, 2022
Cod liver oil does not prevent Respiratory Infections (no surprise, only 400 IU of vitamin D) RCT – Sept 2022 08 Sep, 2022
Many viral infections can be fought by Vitamin D (Astronaut’s in this case)– Aug 2022 31 Aug, 2022
Male urinary tract infection 2.4X more likely if obese (low vitamin D) – Dec 2012 31 Aug, 2022
Infection and vitamin D studies – huge increase in publications (then COVID hit) – Aug 2022 22 Aug, 2022
LONG-COVID may be permanent in 1 in 200 of people infected – July 2022 06 Aug, 2022
The Sun is the best remedy for Your Lungs (Infection, Asthma and COPD) - video June 2022 27 Jun, 2022
2 Vaccinations provided no protection against Omicron infection 6 months later – New England J. of Medicine – June 2022 25 Jun, 2022
2.4 X fewer lower respiratory track infections in infants getting 400 IU of Vitamin D – May 2022 24 May, 2022
Forecast of 100 million more US COVID infections in fall and winter - May 2022 23 May, 2022
High altitudes reduce the COVID-19 infection (not a surprise) – April 2022 11 Apr, 2022
Brain scans noticed changes in most elderly after COVID infection – March 2022 14 Mar, 2022
Only a single supplement taken before infection decreased COVID severity (vitamin D) – Feb 2022 03 Mar, 2022
3 years after congenital virus infection there was a 12X increase in infant deaths (Zika, Brazil) - Feb 2022 27 Feb, 2022
Small doses of vitamin D do not reduce risk of Acute Respiratory Infection - meta-analysis Feb 2022 15 Feb, 2022
Most of the World’s Vaccines Likely Won’t Prevent Infection From Omicron - NYT Dec 19, 2021 19 Dec, 2021
The more COVID vaccine jabs, the more Omicron infections - Dec 16, 2021 17 Dec, 2021
Some COVID-19 infection become COVID Long-Haul - Nov 2020 15 Dec, 2021
Vitamin D fights some viral infections – Jan 2019 14 Dec, 2021
Vaccinated have HIGHER infection rates than unvaxxed (UK age 30-70) - Dec 9, 2021 10 Dec, 2021
COVID-19 infection risk 2X higher in vaccinated than previously infected (28,000 in Netherlands) – preprint Nov 24, 2021 02 Dec, 2021
3.3 X more likely to die if infected with SARS-Cov-2 plus a second pathogen – meta-analysis May 2021 17 Nov, 2021
COVID-19 Infection Rate Skyrockets in America’s Most Vaccinated State: Vermont - Nov 14, 2021 14 Nov, 2021
Nursing home vaccinated against Influenza, 800 IU of vitamin D daily cut infection rate in half – small RCT Oct 2021 04 Nov, 2021
After HIV infection, Vitamin D levels drop for years (not a surprise)– Oct 2021 26 Oct, 2021
Viral respiratory infections reduced by both Vitamin D and Zinc – meta-analysis -Oct 2021 11 Oct, 2021
Enveloped virus infection (RSV, coronavirus, HIV, etc.) 1.5X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor – meta-analysis Dec 2018 02 Oct, 2021
Acute viral respiratory infections (RTI) reduced by Vitamin D - 20 reviews - Aug 2020 24 Sep, 2021
Respiratory Tract Infections during cold weather – similar rates for low and very low vitamin D – Sept 2021 24 Sep, 2021
Urinary tract infection 5.4X more likely in girls if low Vitamin D – July 2021 12 Aug, 2021
8 of 10 pediatric COVID-19 infections were Vitamin D deficient (49 patients) – May 2021 08 Aug, 2021
Vitamin D for infections and COVID (50,000 IU weekly for 3 months) – July 2021 02 Aug, 2021
Chronic Hepatitis D viral infection 3.6 X more likely if low vitamin D – July 2021 24 Jul, 2021

Are Vitamin D Levels Associated With Risk of Deep Neck Infection? - Sept 2019

Ear Nose and Throat Journal https://doi.org/10.1177/0145561319865498
Mustafa Sıtkı Gozeler, MD, Muhammed Sedat Sakat, MD, Korhan Kilic, MD, ...

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Deep neck infection (DNI) refers to infections in spaces created by superficial and deep cervical fascia around the muscles and organs in the neck. Vitamin D is highly important for an effective immune system. Vitamin D receptors (VDR) have been identified in immune system cells, and particularly in T and B lymphocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. Vitamin D deficiency is thought to result in impaired immune response, decreased leukocyte chemotaxis, and an increased disposition to infection. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether vitamin D deficiency is an underlying occult factor in the development of DNI. Sixty-five patients aged 6 to 90, diagnosed with DNI, and 70 healthy age- and sex-compatible cases were included in the study. Serum levels of calcium, phosphorus, parathyroid hormone, and 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) were determined in each case. 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels above 20 ng/mL were regarded as normal, 12 to 20 ng/mL as insufficient, 5 to 12 ng/mL as deficient, and less than 5 ng/mL as severely deficient.
Mean serum 25(OH)D levels were

  • 10.4 (6.2) ng/mL in the patient group and
  • 15.5 (6.4) ng/mL in the control group (P < .01).

This difference was statistically significant (P < .01). Vitamin D was within normal limits in 9.2% (n = 6) of cases in the study group, insufficient in 29.2% (n = 19), deficient in 35.3% (n = 23), and severely deficient in 26.2% (n = 17). The equivalent values in the control group were 21.4% (n = 15), 48.5% (n = 34), 30% (n = 21), and 0% (n = 0). Serum 25(OH)D levels were significantly lower in patients with DNI compared to the healthy cases; 25(OH)D levels may be a factor in the development of DNI.

Deep neck infections: A single-center analysis of 63 cases - Sept 2017

Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2017 Sep; 22(5): e536–e541, online 2017 Aug 16. doi: 10.4317/medoral.21799
Philipp Kauffmann,corresponding author1 Robert Cordesmeyer,1 Markus Tröltzsch,1 Christian Sömmer,1,2 and Rainer Laskawi3

Background and Purpose
With the use of antibiotic therapy, the incidence of deep neck infections has decreased in recent decades. The aim of this investigation was to review the clinical course and the management of deep neck infections in our department, compare them to the experiences of the common literature and identify predisposing factors for lethal complications.

Material and Methods
In this single-center analysis, 63 patients with deep neck infections were treated surgically. The following clinical data were analyzed and compared: age, gender, laboratory data, spatial manifestation, therapeutic modalities, comorbidities, length of hospitalization and complications.

There was a predominance of male patients (58.7%) and a mean age of 57.9 years. The most common symptoms at diagnosis were sore throat (96.8%) and neck swelling (92.0%). Cardio/pulmonary diseases and diabetes mellitus were the most common comorbidities. There was a significantly longer hospital stay for patients with diabetes mellitus. The most common manifestation was a parapharyngeal abscess in 24 patients (38.1%), followed by peri-/retrotonsillar infections in 19 patients (30.2%). In 29 patients, a multiple space infection was observed, with a significantly longer duration of hospitalization and a higher rate of complications. The main life-threatening complication was the development of airway obstruction in 20 patients (31.7%), who all received a tracheostomy. The duration of hospitalization for patients with complications was significantly longer.

Close attention must be paid to the management of patients with deep neck infections, especially patients with diabetes mellitus and cardio/pulmonary diseases or patients with multiple space infections.

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Deep Neck Infection Symptoms - Sept 2017

# of infections with a symptom (not %)

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