Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 55, Issue 11, pp 969–971 | Cite as

Vitamin D Deficiency as a Factor Influencing Asthma Control in Children

  • AT Kaaviyaa
  • Vidya Krishna
  • TS Arunprasath
  • Padmasani Venkat RamananEmail author
Research Paper



To study the association between asthma control and serum 25OH Vitamin D levels in children with moderate persistent asthma on preventer therapy.


Children aged 6–18 years, with moderate persistent asthma, on preventer therapy for ≥2 months were included. Control was categorized as good, partial or poor as per GINA guidelines. Serum 25 (OH) Vitamin D levels were measured and their relationship with the level of control was studied.


Out of 50 children enrolled, 22 had well-controlled asthma, and 21 had partially controlled asthma. Vitamin D was deficient in 30 children and insufficient in 18 children. Children with vitamin D deficiency had significantly less wellcontrolled asthma as compared to those with insufficient or sufficient levels of 25 (OH) vitamin D (13.3% vs 88.9 % vs 100%).


Vitamin D deficiency is associated with suboptimal asthma control.


Co-morbidity Outcome Treatment Wheezing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • AT Kaaviyaa
    • 1
  • Vidya Krishna
    • 1
  • TS Arunprasath
    • 1
  • Padmasani Venkat Ramanan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsSri Ramachandra Medical College and Research InstituteChennaiIndia

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