Vitamin D Can Prevent COVID-19 Infection-Induced Multiple Organ Damage

This letter, published in Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2020 May 25, is a summary of the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial efficacy of vitamin D in the prevention of multiple organ damage induced by COVID19.

Every doctor should read it

Abstract

Vitamin D is an immunomodulator hormone with an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect with a high safety profile. A lot of COVID-19 infected patients develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which may lead to multiple organ damage. These symptoms are associated with a cytokine storm syndrome. The aim of this letter is to note the 5 crucial points that vitamin D could have protective and therapeutic effects against COVID-19. For that reason, COVID-19 infection-induced multiple organ damage might be prevented by vitamin D.

Giovambattista Scarfone

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