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ea0070oc6.6 | Hot Topics (including COVID-19 | ECE2020

Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 are associated with greater disease severity

Tee Su , Panagiotou Grigorios , Ihsan Yasir , Athar Waseem , Marchitelli Gabriella , Kelly Donna , Boot Christopher S , Stock Nadia , Macfarlane James , Martineau Adrian , Burns Graham , Quinton Richard

Background: The pandemic of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is associated with higher fatality in respect of male sex, advancing age, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, climatic factors and, in the UK and North America, with darker-skinned ethnicities; in all of which circumstances vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is more common. 25(OH)D levels reach their nadir at the end of winter and have been associated wit...