Vitamin D to Prevent Severe Asthma Exacerbations in High-Risk Children

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Investigator: Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh

Location(s): United States

Description

This study will determine whether vitamin D3 prevents severe asthma attacks in children who have a serum vitamin D (25(OH)D) level <30 ng/ml and who are being treated with inhaled corticosteroids for asthma. Half the participants will receive vitamin D3 at a dose of 4,000 IU/day, and the other half will receive placebo.