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

06:00 EDT 18th October 2011 | BioPortfolio

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

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).

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 Division of Clinical Veterinary Sciences, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Edinburgh, UK  University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, Bristol, UK

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Name: Transboundary and emerging diseases
ISSN: 1865-1682
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