Back to basics: review on vitamin D and respiratory viral infections including COVID-19 Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Balla, Mamtha; Merugu, Ganesh P; Konala, Venu M; Sangani, Vikram; Kondakindi, Hema; Pokal, Mytri; Gayam, Vijay; Adapa, Sreedhar; Naramala, Srikanth; Malayala, Srikrishna V


  • As the scientific community is in a marathon in finding out the cure for COVID-19, in this crisis, it is essential for the physicians not to forget about the basics. Due to the pandemic crisis, in many nursing homes and hospitals, there established new policies on decreasing unnecessary medications to minimize cross-contamination. Sometimes these policies are making providers avoid essential drugs such as Vitamins, including Vitamin D. In this paper, we try to emphasize the importance of Vitamin D in COVID-19 and respiratory viral patients.

publication date

  • 2020

start page

  • 529

end page

  • 536


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