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Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Post-Transplant UTI Risk

Vitamin D deficiency is an independentrisk factor for urinary tract infections (UTIs) after renal transplantation, arecent study found. Young Eun Kwon, MD, of Yonsei UniversityCollege of Medicine in Seoul,Korea, and colleagues measured25-hydrovitamin D3 levels (25(OH)D3) in 410 patients 2 weeks prior toundergoing renal transplantation. Ofthe 410 patients, 171 (41.7%) werevitamin D deficient (25(OH)D3 levelbelow 10…

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