Childhood pneumonia and vitamin A

Heidarian, Farhad and Ansarinezhad, Tahereh (2014) Childhood pneumonia and vitamin A. Reviews in Clinical Medicine, 1 (2). pp. 57-60.

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One of the major causes of mortality in children younger than 5 years old is acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRI). ALRI clinical features are cough, tachypnea, fever, coryza, chest retraction, crackles and wheeze. Increased white blood cell count with left shift might happen in pneumonia. C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) might rise in children with respiratory tract infections. Vitamin A deficiency is associated with severe childhood infections. The effect of vitamin A supplementation in childhood pneumonia depends on the prevalence and the level of vitamin A deficiency in the population. Some studies confirmed that retinol levels were significantly higher after recovery from acute pneumonia compared to acute phase. But there were no significant association between serum retinol level and the clinical manifestation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WF Respiratory System
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Reviews in Clinical Medicine
Depositing User: RCM RCM
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2017 16:19
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2017 16:19

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