BCG Vaccination: A Role for Vitamin D?


Lalor, MK; Floyd, S; Gorak-Stolinska, P; Weir, RE; Blitz, R; Branson, K; Fine, PE; Dockrell, HM; (2011) BCG Vaccination: A Role for Vitamin D? PLoS One, 6 (1). e16709. ISSN 1932-6203 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016709

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Abstract

BCG vaccination is administered in infancy in most countries with the aim of providing protection against tuberculosis. There is increasing interest in the role of vitamin D in immunity to tuberculosis. This study objective was to determine if there was an association between circulating 25(OH)D concentrations and BCG vaccination status and cytokine responses following BCG vaccination in infants.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Academic Services & Administration > Academic Administration
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Immunology and Infection
Research Centre: TB Centre
Vaccine Centre
MEIRU
Population Studies Group
Tropical Epidemiology Group
PubMed ID: 21304967
Web of Science ID: 286834300126
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1379

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