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Sense and nonsense of influenza vaccination in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Abstract

Although influenza is generally seen as an important cause of excess mortality in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this mortality is nearly exclusively present in patients over the age of 60. Morbidity in patients with asthma or COPD is related to respiratory infections, including influenza. Vaccination against influenza has proven to be effective in nursing home populations, decreasing both mortality and morbidity during epidemics of influenza A. In younger patients with asthma or COPD, however, the effect of vaccination is more ambiguous. Exacerbation of respiratory disease is not due to influenza vaccination (except in allergy to chicken protein), from which we can conclude that influenza vaccination is a safe method to prevent a potentially serious respiratory infection in patients with asthma or COPD.

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    University Hospital Rotterdam, Department of Virology, The Netherlands.

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    Source

    American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 151:5 1995 May pg 1682-5; discussion 1685-6

    MeSH

    Asthma
    Humans
    Influenza Vaccines
    Influenza, Human
    Lung Diseases, Obstructive
    Middle Aged
    Netherlands
    Vaccination

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    7735634

    Citation

    Rothbarth, P H., et al. "Sense and Nonsense of Influenza Vaccination in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 151, no. 5, 1995, pp. 1682-5; discussion 1685-6.
    Rothbarth PH, Kempen BM, Sprenger MJ. Sense and nonsense of influenza vaccination in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1995;151(5):1682-5; discussion 1685-6.
    Rothbarth, P. H., Kempen, B. M., & Sprenger, M. J. (1995). Sense and nonsense of influenza vaccination in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 151(5), pp. 1682-5; discussion 1685-6.
    Rothbarth PH, Kempen BM, Sprenger MJ. Sense and Nonsense of Influenza Vaccination in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1995;151(5):1682-5; discussion 1685-6. PubMed PMID: 7735634.
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