Serum vitamin A levels in respiratory syncytial virus infection.
The Journal of pediatrics; VOL: 124 (3); p. 433-6
Neuzil KM; Gruber WC; Chytil F; Stahlman MT; Engelhardt B; Graham BS
Respiratory syncytial virus causes worldwide epidemics of respiratory
disease. Of 23 children infected with respiratory syncytial virus, 65%
had low serum concentrations of vitamin A during acute illness; these
low values were associated with more severe illness. Vitamin A supplementation
may have a role in the management of infection with respiratory syncytial