28 October 2020 18:50
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Dr José Hernández investigated vitamin D levels in 216 COVID-19 patients within a hospital setting. A blood test revealed 80 percent of the patients – who had tested positive for coronavirus – were deficient in vitamin D. The same group had increased levels of protein inflammatory markers, including "ferritin and D-dimer". Please confirm that you would like to log out of Medscape. If you log out, you will be required to enter your username and password the next time you visit.