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Vitamin D for Covid-19?

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina

A small survey of literature about Vitamin D  and inhibition and expression of interleukins and tumor necrosis factors. Could Vitamin D have a possible role in Covid-19 Cytokine Release Syndrome?  A study of its role when tocilizumab is used exists, and therefore Vitamin D could be considered when tocilizumab is involved in the mitigation of the cytokine storm. However, another question also exists and it is the following. Might Vitamin D induce antimicrobial peptides to reduce SARS-CoV-2 replication?

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