Domesticated Cats with Active Mycobacteria Infections have Low Serum Vitamin D (25(OH)D) Concentrations

S. M. Lalor, R. J. Mellanby, E. J. Friend, Kelly Blacklock, J. Berry, D. Gunn-Moore

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Abstract

Vitamin D insufficiency is regularly observed in human patients with tuberculosis but it is unknown if spontaneous mycobacteria infections in other species are associated with suboptimal vitamin D status. Serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations were significantly lower in cats with mycobacteriosis than in healthy cats (P < 0.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalTransboundary and Emerging Diseases
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Mycobacterial

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