Curr Health Sci J, vol. 45, no. 3, 2019

Involvement of Vitamin D in Chronic Infections of the Waldeyer`s Ring in the School Aged Child

[Original Paper]

B.S. VINTILESCU (1), C.E. NICULESCU (2), M.D. STEPAN (2), E. IONIA (3)

1) PhD Student, ENT Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania 2) Department of Infant Care-Pediatrics-Neonatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania 3) ENT Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Chronic infections of the Waldeyer`s lymphatic ring constitute a frequent pathology in school age, one of the pathogenic mechanisms involving low levels of vitamin D. In this study, we analyzed integrated the clinico-epidemiological aspects, the risk factors and the serum level of vitamin D for 51 school aged children who presented chronic inflammation in various levels of the Waldeyer`s ring. Most inflammations were present in females patients (80.4%), from the urban areas (66.6%), being localized in palatine tonsils (64.7%), in patients with deficient prophylaxis of hypovitaminosis D (68.6%) and low serum levels of vitamin D (72.5%). The results highlight the importance of maintaining a normal status of vitamin D, especially in recurrent infectious context.


Keywords:
Vitamin D, chronic infections, Waldeyer`s ring, school aged child



Corresponding:
Mioara Desdemona Stepan, Department of Infant Care-Pediatrics-Neonatology Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, Petru Rares Str., no.2, Craiova 200349, Romania, e-mail: dstepan80@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.45.03.07 - Download PDF