THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, INFLAMMATORY FACTORS, AND RESPIRATORY DISTRESS AMONG NEONATES: RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY

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Doroodgar Moein
Aminian Alireza
Doroodgar Masoud
Abolhassan Choobdar Farhad
Yousefi Zoshk Mojtaba
Kowsari Kourosh
Kazemi Galougahi Mohammad Hassan

Keywords

Respiratory distress syndrome, Vitamin D deficiency, Neonate, Inflammatory factor

Abstract

Background and Aim: Neonatal respiratory distress is a common complication among new-borns with fatal consequences if left untreated. Inflammation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of this condition as the neonate’s immune system is not fully developed upon birth. Previously, it has been reported that vitamin D levels are attributed to inflammatory responses in adults and animal models. Hence, we aimed at evaluating the association between the vitamin D deficiency and inflammatory markers among neonates who suffer from respiratory distress after birth.


 

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