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Does the addition of high-dose vitamin D3 reduce the period of time required for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis?
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  1. Jessica Reed
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jessica Reed, FY1, South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, Middlesbrough, UK; jessica.reed{at}nhs.net

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This double-blind randomised placebo control trial investigated the addition of four doses of 2.5 mg of vitamin D3 to intensive phase antimicrobial therapy (isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol) for tuberculosis and the effect upon culture conversion rates. Time to conversion was measured at 14, 28, 42 and 56 days compared …

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