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Assessment of Vitamin D Level as a Risk Factor and Illness Severity Indicator in COVID 19 Cases

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Salma Mohamed Sabir , May Khalil Ismail, Eman Hassan Ibrahim , Zahra Arshad Khan


Background: The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV2) viruses using angiotensinconverting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors, to enter human cells, these receptors are highly expressed in the lung alveolar cells, vascular endothelium, cardiac myocytes, and other cells. Inadequate vitamin D levels in the blood have been linked to a higher risk of COVID-19 severity. Objective: To determine the association between Vitamin D level and severity of COVID-19 infection

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