Cigarette smoking and hemagglutination inhibition response to influenza after natural disease and immunization.

@article{Finklea1971CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette smoking and hemagglutination inhibition response to influenza after natural disease and immunization.},
  author={John F. Finklea and Victor Hasselblad and Wilson B. Riggan and William Charles Nelson and Douglas I. Hammer and Vaun A. Newill},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1971},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={
          368-76
        }
}
Vaccination, illness, and smoking history were compiled for a young adult male population. The relationship of cigarette smoking to hemagglutination inhibition antibody response after exposure to a new antigen was assessed in serum specimens collected from 289 volunteers after the 1968 A2/Hong Kong/68 influenza epidemic. Titers were minimally increased among smokers who were sick compared with those of nonsmokers. Among smokers who remained well, titers were significantly increased, probably… CONTINUE READING
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