Turkish Thoracic Journal
Original Article

Vitamin D Deficiency and Radiologic Findings in Adult Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis


Health Science University, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Department of Chest Diseases, Istanbul, Turkey


Giresun Dr. Ali Menekşe Chest Diseases Hospital, Department of Chest Diseases, Giresun, Turkey

Turk Thorac J 0; 5: 0-0
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2019.18139
Read: 765 Downloads: 275 Published: 18 July 2019


Objective: Vitamin D may play important role in immunity and vitamin D deficiency has been related to increased respiratory infections. The aim of this study to detect prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and to investigate relationship between radiologic and clinical effects on adult bronchiectasis(BR) patients.


Material and Methods: A 130 patients with BR and 73 healthy people as a control group were enrolled to the study. Radiological severity was assessed using Modified Reiff Score.


Results: The mean age of patients was 41.9±9.1(Range 18-85). The mean 25(OH)D level of BR patients was 14.7±9.6 ng/ml and 19.8±6.9 ng/ml in control group (p=0.001). We found that 95(73.1%) of adult BR patients would be categorized as vitamin D deficient. Patients with vitamin D deficiency group were significantly higher mMRC scores than those in the group without vitamin D deficiency (p=0.036) The mean modified reiff score was higher in vitamin D deficient group than normal serum level 25(OH)D BR group(6.9±3.8 vs 4.9± 2.7, p=0.001). Forced vital capacity% predicted value was lower in the vitamin D deficient group too(p=0.02). This model showed that reiff score(OR 1.285(1.039-1.590), p=0.021) was independently related to vitamin D deficiency


Conclusion: We found that vitamin D deficiency is commonly seen in adult BR patients in a stable period. Likewise, It might be related to severe radiological findings on chest CT and worse lung functions.


Cite this article as: Niksarlıoğlu EY, Kılıç L, Bilici D, et al. Vitamin D Deficiency and Radiologic Findings in Adult Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis. Turk Thorac J 2019; DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2019.18100

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