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Is hypovitaminosis D a consequence rather than cause of disease?
  1. Charles Shee
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charles Shee, Chest Department, Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington BR6 8ND, UK; cshee{at}

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Chalmers and colleagues1 have shown that vitamin D deficiency is common in bronchiectasis and correlates with markers of disease severity. The authors comment that although the study has identified a strong association, this does not demonstrate causality, but the results justify a randomised controlled trial of vitamin D therapy to determine if supplementation can improve …

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