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Abstract Title:

Vitamin D supplementation as a control program against latent tuberculosis infection in Korean high school students.

Abstract Source:

Epidemiol Health. 2018 ;40:e2018035. Epub 2018 Jul 27. PMID: 30056639

Abstract Author(s):

Eun Hee Kim, Jong-Myon Bae

Article Affiliation:

Eun Hee Kim


The prevalence of latnetinfection (LTBI) in the first-grade high school students in South Korea was 2.1%, which was the lowest level at congregated settings in 2017. For LTBI cases refusing anti-tuberculosis (TB) medication or having poor compliance, additional support should be considered. Eight systematic reviews concluded that vitamin D (VD) deficiency is a risk factor for TB. While three of four South Korean adolescents were VD deficiency, VD supplementation could be a practical remedy to protect LTBI students of refusing anti-TB medication or having poor compliance.

Study Type : Human Study

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