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Vitamin D Status in South Korean Military Personnel with Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia: A Pilot Study.

Jhun BW, Kim SJ, Kim K, Lee JE, Hong DJ - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: We prospectively compared the serum levels of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], 25(OH)D3, and 25(OH)D2 among patients with AEP, pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).The difference in the total 25(OH)D levels among patients with AEP, PTB, and CAP was not statistically significant (p=0.230).We have shown that low vitamin D levels are frequently found in patients with AEP and are comparable with those in patients with PTB and CAP.

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Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background: A relationship between low vitamin D levels and the development or outcomes of respiratory diseases has been identified. However, there is no data on the vitamin D status in patients with acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP). We evaluated the vitamin D status in patients with AEP among South Korean military personnel.

Methods: We prospectively compared the serum levels of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], 25(OH)D3, and 25(OH)D2 among patients with AEP, pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Results: In total, 65 patients with respiratory diseases, including AEP (n=24), PTB (n=19), and CAP (n=22), were identified. Of the 24 patients with AEP, 2 (8%) had deficient total 25(OH)D levels (<10 ng/mL), 17 (71%) had insufficient total 25(OH)D levels (≥10 to <30 ng/mL), and only 5 (21%) had sufficient total 25(OH)D levels (≥30 to <100 ng/mL). The difference in the total 25(OH)D levels among patients with AEP, PTB, and CAP was not statistically significant (p=0.230). The median levels of total 25(OH)D, 25(OH)D3, and 25(OH)D2 were 22.84, 22.84, and 0.00 ng/mL, respectively, and no differences in the 25(OH)D level were present among patients with AEP, PTB, and CAP with the exception of the total 25(OH)D level between patients with AEP and PTB (p=0.042).

Conclusion: We have shown that low vitamin D levels are frequently found in patients with AEP and are comparable with those in patients with PTB and CAP.

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Degree of serum total 25(OH)D levels among patients with acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
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Figure 1: Degree of serum total 25(OH)D levels among patients with acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Mentions: Serum 25(OH)D levels according to the different respiratory diseases are shown in Table 2. Of the 24 patients with AEP, 2 (8%), 17 (71%), and five (21%) had deficient, insufficient, and sufficient total 25(OH)D levels, respectively. Of the 19 patients with PTB, one (5%) had deficient total 25(OH)D levels and the others (n=18, 95%) had insufficient levels. Of the 22 patients with CAP, one (4%), 18 (82%), and three (14%) had deficient, insufficient, and sufficient total 25(OH)D levels, respectively (Figure 1). The differences in the proportions of degree of the serum total 25(OH)D levels among patients with AEP, PTB, and CAP were not statistically significant (p=0.230).


Vitamin D Status in South Korean Military Personnel with Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia: A Pilot Study.

Jhun BW, Kim SJ, Kim K, Lee JE, Hong DJ - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Degree of serum total 25(OH)D levels among patients with acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Degree of serum total 25(OH)D levels among patients with acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
Mentions: Serum 25(OH)D levels according to the different respiratory diseases are shown in Table 2. Of the 24 patients with AEP, 2 (8%), 17 (71%), and five (21%) had deficient, insufficient, and sufficient total 25(OH)D levels, respectively. Of the 19 patients with PTB, one (5%) had deficient total 25(OH)D levels and the others (n=18, 95%) had insufficient levels. Of the 22 patients with CAP, one (4%), 18 (82%), and three (14%) had deficient, insufficient, and sufficient total 25(OH)D levels, respectively (Figure 1). The differences in the proportions of degree of the serum total 25(OH)D levels among patients with AEP, PTB, and CAP were not statistically significant (p=0.230).

Bottom Line: We prospectively compared the serum levels of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], 25(OH)D3, and 25(OH)D2 among patients with AEP, pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).The difference in the total 25(OH)D levels among patients with AEP, PTB, and CAP was not statistically significant (p=0.230).We have shown that low vitamin D levels are frequently found in patients with AEP and are comparable with those in patients with PTB and CAP.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Background: A relationship between low vitamin D levels and the development or outcomes of respiratory diseases has been identified. However, there is no data on the vitamin D status in patients with acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP). We evaluated the vitamin D status in patients with AEP among South Korean military personnel.

Methods: We prospectively compared the serum levels of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], 25(OH)D3, and 25(OH)D2 among patients with AEP, pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Results: In total, 65 patients with respiratory diseases, including AEP (n=24), PTB (n=19), and CAP (n=22), were identified. Of the 24 patients with AEP, 2 (8%) had deficient total 25(OH)D levels (<10 ng/mL), 17 (71%) had insufficient total 25(OH)D levels (≥10 to <30 ng/mL), and only 5 (21%) had sufficient total 25(OH)D levels (≥30 to <100 ng/mL). The difference in the total 25(OH)D levels among patients with AEP, PTB, and CAP was not statistically significant (p=0.230). The median levels of total 25(OH)D, 25(OH)D3, and 25(OH)D2 were 22.84, 22.84, and 0.00 ng/mL, respectively, and no differences in the 25(OH)D level were present among patients with AEP, PTB, and CAP with the exception of the total 25(OH)D level between patients with AEP and PTB (p=0.042).

Conclusion: We have shown that low vitamin D levels are frequently found in patients with AEP and are comparable with those in patients with PTB and CAP.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus