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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v20i1.50
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.437-443
  • Keywords: 25-hydroxyvitamin D, prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome, FETAL, RISK, REQUIREMENTS, SEPSIS, CELLS

Abstract

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.