Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 30th, 1998
Researchers from Cooperstown's Bassett Healthcare found that it is possible to predict who will and will not develop protective response to hepatitis B vaccine.
"Our data suggest that the main risk factor in nonresponse to hepatitis B vaccine is smoking status," Kaliroi Alimonos and colleagues wrote ("Prediction of Response to Hepatitis B Vaccine in Healthcare Workers: Whose Titers of Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Should Be Determined After a Three-Dose Series, and What Are the...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Hepatitis Weekly