Vitamin A levels in sputum-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in comparison with household contacts and healthy ‘normals’

Ramachandran, G and Santha, T and Garg, R and Baskaran, D and Illiyas, S A and Venkatesan, P and Fathima, R and Narayanan, P R (2004) Vitamin A levels in sputum-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in comparison with household contacts and healthy ‘normals’. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 8 (9). pp. 1130-1133. ISSN Print: 1027-3719; Online: 1815-7920

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate serum vitamin A in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients at the start and end of antituberculosis treatment. DESIGN: Serum vitamin A was estimated in 47 PTB patients (pre and post treatment), 46 healthy household contacts and 30 healthy ‘normals’. RESULTS: Mean serum vitamin A in patients at the start of treatment was 21.2 mg/dl, which was significantly lower than in household contacts (42.2 mg/dl) and healthy ‘normals’ (48.1 mg/dl). The vitamin A levels in patients increased following treatment. CONCLUSION: The low vitamin A levels observed in patients returned to normal at the end of anti-tuberculosis treatment without vitamin A supplementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: vitamin A deficiency; tuberculosis; antituberculosis treatment
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Biochemical,Clinical and Pharmacological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Depositing User: Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 09:05
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 10:30
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/640

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