Tuberculosis is induced by a bacterium that sometimes is difficult to kill. Vitamin D might help with the removal of this bacteria
Vitamin D speeds up treatment of dangerous tuberculosis - science news articles with summaries

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) is becoming a global threat and it is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, scientists discovered that vitamin D may speed up the treatment process and could help remove the TB bacteria from the lungs.

When vitamin D is added to the antibiotic treatment, it accelerates the clearance of the bacteria. Moreover, the vitamin D itself, at the doses used, was safe and had no serious side-effects. It is believed that this positive response is due to an enhancement of the immune system by vitamin D.

This is a novel approach to fighting tuberculosis, contrasting the developing of new antibiotics as a measure to counteract the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria.

Read the full story: Queen Mary University of London
Scientific publication: European Respiratory Journal