Islamabad (March 07, 2018): Professor Janet Lord and Dr Khaled Al-Tarrah’s study reveals that Burn wounds heal faster in people with high levels of vitamin D.
In order to investigate the role of vitamin D in recovery from burn injuries, Professor Janet Lord and Dr Khaled Al-Tarrah, at Institute of Inflammation & Aging in Birmingham, assessed the recovery progress, over one year, in patients with severe burns and correlated this with their vitamin D levels.The study found that patients with higher levels of vitamin D had a better prognosis, with improved wound healing, fewer complications and less scarring.
The data also showed that burns patients tend to have lower levels of vitamin D.
These data suggest that vitamin D supplementation immediately following burn injury may have potent health benefits to the patient, including enhanced antimicrobial activity to prevent infection, and improved wound healing.
It was also associated with worse scarring but vitamin D levels are something generally overlooked by clinicians.