Vitamin D deficiency and its effect on respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants: results from a prospective study in a tertiary care centre

Dogan P., ÖZKAN H., Koksal N., Bagci O., Varal I. G.

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.20, no.1, pp.437-443, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v20i1.50
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.437-443
  • Keywords: 25-hydroxyvitamin D, prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome, FETAL, RISK, REQUIREMENTS, SEPSIS, CELLS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The positive effects of steroids on lung development are well known, and 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D-3 has been shown to exert positive effects on fetal lung development.