Relationship Between Serum Vitamin D Level and the Presence of Allergies in a Pediatric Population: A Case Study

Jay Vithalani, Pamraj Sharma, Runette Flowers

Abstract


Background: Vitamin D plays an important immunological role in the body and a deficiency of vitamin D is suggested to be linked to the incidence of allergies in childhood. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between allergies and vitamin D levels in this given pediatric population.

Methods: A case study using 105 children from Decatur, Georgia was done to assess the relationship between childhood allergies and serum vitamin D levels.

Results: Vitamin D levels were assessed and grouped as deficient, insufficient or sufficient. There is a relationship between children who suffer from allergies and also display low levels of vitamin D.

Conclusion: Findings from this study suggest that there is a possible relationship between presence of allergies and low levels of serum vitamin D.




Int J Clin Pediatr. 2016;5(2):29-31
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/ijcp251w


Keywords


Vitamin D; Allergies; Immunology; Pediatrics; Immuno-modulatory; Atopy

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