Vitamin D deficiency and risk of postpartum tuberculosis among HIV-infected breastfeeding mothers in India

For The Swen (Six Weeks Extended Nevirapine India) And Byramjee-Jeejeebhoy Medical College Clinical Trials Unit Study Team

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Abstract

Some studies have associated low vitamin D levels with the risk of tuberculosis (TB), but its association in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected mothers in a TB-endemic region has not been well studied. We conducted a nested 1:2 case-control study among HIVinfected mothers in western India to evaluate the association between maternal vitamin D levels and the risk of postpartum TB. Vitamin D insufficiency, moderate deficiency and severe deficiency were observed in a high proportion of HIV-infected mothers, but were not associated with the risk of postpartum TB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-304
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • India
  • Maternal health
  • Pregnancy
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vitamin D deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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For The Swen (Six Weeks Extended Nevirapine India) And Byramjee-Jeejeebhoy Medical College Clinical Trials Unit Study Team (2015). Vitamin D deficiency and risk of postpartum tuberculosis among HIV-infected breastfeeding mothers in India. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 19(3), 302-304. https://doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.14.0658