Research of Vitamin D Levels Between the Tuberculosis Infected and Non – Infected Subjects in 16-25 Years of Age
Srishty Mittal1, Lakhwinder Kaur2
1Srishty Mittal, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad (Haryana), India.
2 Lakhwinder Kaur, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad (Haryana), India.
Manuscript received on 20 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 677-680 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11250782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1125.0782S319
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Abstract: Aim – To compare vitamin D levels between Tb infected and non-infected subjects in 16-25 years of age. Methods – Tb patients (16-25 years) from low income group were identified from the DOT centres in Pitampura, subjects were interviewed through questionnaire method, analysis of vitamin D content of identified patients and non infected subjects were done and finally assessment of relationship between vitamin D and non infected subjects. Results- The population included 30 patients infected with Tb and 30 subjects who are non-infected, which have been tested for vitamin D. When results were compared with healthy control group it was found that vitamin D was relatively low i.e. p- <0.001.There is a high prevalence of VDD in this population. Conclusion- vitamin D deficiency is positively and significantly co related with Tb. In the present study, general population itself established to be extremely deficient in Vitamin D. Hence; this is very difficult to delineate relation within VITAMIN D and TB. In future, a multicentre study with a large size of sample needs to be carried out to elicit a relation within vitamin D status and TB.
Keywords: Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOT), Tuberculosis (TB), Vitamin D Deficiency (VDD).
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology