Association of Serum Vitamin D Levels and Urinary Tract Infection in Pregnant Women: A case control study

This study explored the association between serum vitamin D levels and urinary tract infections in pregnant women.Study designIn this case control study, 187 participants including, 97 pregnant women diagnosed as a symptomatic UTI (case group) and 90 matched healthy pregnant women (control group) were consecutively enrolled from prenatal care clinic of Imam Reza Hospital in Urmia, North West of Iran. The two groups were matched for trimester and parity, and sexual intercourse. Blood samples were collected from both groups. Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA) was used to evaluate the serum vitamin D levels. We used a binary multivariate unconditional logistic regression approach to evaluate the association between UTI and vitamin D and risk factor of the UTI.ResultsVitamin D deficiency (less than 20 ng/mL) was diagnosed in 85.7% of case group and 52.2% of control group. The serum vitamin D levels were significantly lower in pregnant women in the case group compared to the control group (12.7 ± 5.9 ng/ml vs 26.05 ± 10.37; p 
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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