Serum vitamin A levels in respiratory syncytial virus infection.

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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.

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