Incidence of MRSA Double in Vitamin D Deficient Patients

A recent article in the journal “Infection” July 4 2015, reports that in a study done on Veterans in Atlanta, Georgia, the incidence of  MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus ) infection in Vitamin D deficient patients was nearly double that of patients with adequate Vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D  has been known for some time to contribute to immune defenses.

MRSA colonies on blood agar plate

MRSA colonies on blood agar plate

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections.

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