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Vitamin D Deficiency associated with Eardrum Perforation Risk – May 2012

Medscape Medical News May 2012

Nancy A. Melville
Vitamin D deficiency associated (? = -0.002; P = .03) with tympanic membrane perforation (RTMP) related to otitis media, in 128 children.
Vitamin D: 30% < 20 ng, 27% had 20-30 ng
The risk for RTMP was associated with a vitamin D level less than 30 ng/mL.

"Vitamin D deficiency seems to be an independent and additive risk factor for the development of RAOM with RMTP," the authors concluded.
"These data suggest that in children with RAOM and RTMP, vitamin D level has to be determined and vitamin D supplementation could be considered."

European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) 30th Annual Meeting. Abstract #469. Presented May 22, 2012. Susanna Esposito


This is an association. Vitamin D MIGHT be the cause. Do not know

See also VitaminDWiki

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