Published in Vaccine Weekly, February 11th, 2004
"Although annual influenza vaccinations are recommended by many authorities, some doctors may be reluctant to vaccinate asthmatic children because of the risk of inducing bronchial reactivity and exacerbating the asthma. In this study, the effect of split influenza vaccine on clinical symptoms, airway responsiveness, and its influence on T lymphocytes was evaluated. Twenty-one asthmatic children with stable asthma were recruited and divided into two groups," researchers in Taiwan report.
"Eleven patients who received the influenza vaccine formed the vaccination group and 10...
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