International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 8 (2019)

to study the impact of vitamin D levels on asthma severity and absolute eosinophil count


Pooja G Manoli, Vinay Kumar S, NK Kalappanavar, BS Prasad

Objective: To study the association between vitamin D levels and asthma severity and to correlate it with Absolute Eosinophil CountMethod: This is a cross sectional study done in SSIMS and RC, Davangere over a period of 2 years. A total of 100 proven cases of asthma were chosen as the study sample. All these cases were subjected to estimation of vitamin D levels and AEC. The study group was divided into vitamin D deficient (<20ng/ml), vitamin D insufficient (between 20ng/ml and 30ng/ml) and vitamin D sufficient (>30ng/ml) group. AEC of >350 was taken as high value. The effect of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency on severity of asthma and AEC was estimated. Results: Out of the study population 37% had vitamin D deficiency, 22% had vitamin D insufficiency and 41% had sufficient vitamin D levels. All cases with vitamin D deficiency and 72% of individuals with vitamin D insufficiency had AEC >350 which was statistically significant. All cases of severe persistent asthma and 82% of moderate persistent asthma had vitamin D deficiency. Conclusion: Severity of asthma increases with vitamin D deficiency and low vitamin D levels are associated with raised absolute eosinophil counts.
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Pooja G Manoli, Vinay Kumar S, NK Kalappanavar, BS Prasad. to study the impact of vitamin D levels on asthma severity and absolute eosinophil count. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 8, 2019, Pages 115-118
International Journal of Medical and Health Research