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Vaccine. 2004 Jun 2;22(17-18):2199-201.

Impaired response rates, but satisfying protection rates to influenza vaccination in dialysis patients.

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Department of Internal medicine, Red Cross Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands. n.vogtlander@aig.umcn.nl

Abstract

Dialysis patients show impaired responses to several vaccines. Limited recent data are available on influenza vaccination in these patients. In the 1998-1999 influenza season, 44 dialysis patients received a standard trivalent vaccination followed by a booster two months later. The serum antibody responses in these patients were compared with those found in healthy subjects. A fourfold rise in serum hemagglutination inhibition titre was achieved in 23-58% of all patients. Protective titres were reached in 53-93% of the patients. Since protective antibody titers can be induced, it is recommended to vaccinate dialysis patients annually against influenza.

PMID:
15149777
DOI:
10.1016/j.vaccine.2003.11.046
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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