Clinical impact of influenza immunization in patients with liver cirrhosis.

@article{Song2007ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical impact of influenza immunization in patients with liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Joon Young Song and Hee Jin Cheong and Seok Hoon Ha and In Sook Hwang and Sae Yoon Kee and Hye Won Jeong and Chang Gyu Lee and Woo Joo Kim},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          159-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND Influenza vaccine is considered to reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality in patients with underlying chronic medical conditions. Yet in liver cirrhosis, influenza vaccines have received little attention in determining the potential benefits. OBJECTIVES We intended to evaluate the clinical benefits of influenza vaccination and clinical outcomes of influenza in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS We performed a controlled, prospective clinical trial of 311 cirrhotic… CONTINUE READING

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