[Effects of vaccination against influenza on progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases].Ter Arkh 2005; 77(1):59-62TA
To study antiinfluenza vaccination (AIV) effects on the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in metallurgists.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
COPD and acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) morbidity was studied in' metallurgists as well as a 5-year trend in functional tests in a group of 51 patients with moderate AR VI.
It is shown that ARVI play a key role in activation of persisting infection in COPD.
AIV reduces the rate and severity of COPD exacerbations, suppresses the disease progression.