Is there a relationship between low vitamin D and rotaviral diarrhea?

Bucak I. H. , Ozturk A. B. , Almis H., Cevik M. O. , Tekin M. , Konca C., ...Daha Fazla

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.58, ss.270-273, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ped.12809
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.270-273


BackgroundFor children under 5years of age, 1700000000 episodes of diarrhea are seen worldwide, and death occurs in 700000 of these cases due to diarrhea. Rotavirus is an important cause of diarrhea in this age group, and many studies have shown that vitamin D plays a pivotal role in the immune system, as well as in antimicrobial peptide gene expression. In addition, lower vitamin D has been correlated with higher rates of infectious diseases such as respiratory tract infection, tuberculosis, and viral infection.