Journal article

Vitamin D deficiency and severity of pneumonia in Indonesian children

Vicka Oktaria, Rina Triasih, Stephen M Graham, Julie E Bines, Yati Soenarto, Michael W Clarke, Mike Laude, Margaret Danchin



OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Indonesian children hospitalized with pneumonia and evaluate the association between vitamin D status and severity of pneumonia. METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted from February 2016 to July 2017 in two district hospitals in Yogyakarta province, Indonesia. Infants and young children aged 2-59 months hospitalized with pneumonia were recruited. Serum blood samples were collected on admission and analyzed for total serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 concentrations using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as a level of serum vitamin D 5 days..

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Awarded by Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) Ministry of Finance

Awarded by Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Murdoch Children's Research Institute in the form of funding awarded to SMG, Schlumberger foundation faculty for the future in the form of funding awarded to VO, Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) Ministry of Finance in the form of a grant awarded to VO (20130822080370), the David Bickart Clinician Research Fellowship from the University of Melbourne awarded to MD, Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) in the form of a grant awarded to MD and YS (01HSP1MELDancUGM003), and infrastructure funding from the Western Australian State Government, in partnership with the Australian Federal Government, through Bioplatforms Australia and the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy awarded to MWC. MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government Infrastructure Fund. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.