RELATION BETWEEN VITAMIN D AND THE SEVERITY OF COVID-19
Acute respiratory disorders which caused by infection with COVID-19 resulted in problems in societies health care system in worldwide. Deficiency of vitamin D correlated with COVID-19 risk and vitamin D providing reduced respiratory infections. Vitamin D considered as essential modulator for innate and adaptive immunity. In current study ,sixty patients attended private clinics in Diwaniyah city are involved, according to the severity of disease patients divided into three groups.Vitamin D concenterations were estimated in blood for patients and healthy persons (as control group) .Results showed significant decrease in vitamin D concenterations in patients compared to control group.regarding the relation between concenteration of vitamin D and disease severity ,results recorded significant decrease in vitamin D concenteration in moderate and severe infection with COVID-19 in comparison with mild infection while non significant difference between moderate and severe infection . It is concluded the important relation between disease severity and vitamin D concenterations.
Keywords: Vitamin D,COVID-19,Immunity,Cytokines