August 17, 2012

Low vitamin D levels are associated with increased rejection and infections after lung transplantation


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VItamin D deficiency has been associated with a variety of illnesses. More recent evidence shows a possible effect on lung function. Lung transplant recipients have a high incidence of vitamin D deficiency. This retrospective study identified an association between vitamin D deficiency near the time of transplant, and increased rates of acute rejection and infection.

Lung Transplantation

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