Study: Infectious Disease
Serum vitamin A levels in respiratory syncytial virus infection.
The Journal of pediatrics; VOL: 124 (3); p. 433-6
Neuzil KM; Gruber WC; Chytil F; Stahlman MT; Engelhardt B; Graham BS
Respiratory syncytial virus causes worldwide epidemics of respiratory disease. Of 23 children infected with respiratory syncytial virus, 65% had low serum concentrations of vitamin A during acute illness; these low values were associated with more severe illness. Vitamin A supplementation may have a role in the management of infection with respiratory syncytial virus.