What is the role of vitamin D supplementation in the treatment of pediatric asthma?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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Based upon reports of an inverse correlation between low vitamin D levels and asthma control, vitamin D supplementation in children might enhance corticosteroid responses, control atopy, and improve asthma control. [26] In a long-term study of children with asthma, those with Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency responded less well to adequate doses of inhaled corticosteroids. [46]


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