Obesity as a predictor of poor antibody response to hepatitis B plasma vaccine.

@article{Weber1985ObesityAA,
  title={Obesity as a predictor of poor antibody response to hepatitis B plasma vaccine.},
  author={David J. Weber and William A. Rutala and Gregory P Samsa and J E Santimaw and Stanley M Lemon},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1985},
  volume={254 22},
  pages={3187-9}
}
Factors associated with lack of antibody response to the hepatitis B virus plasma vaccine were retrospectively evaluated by means of a logistic regression in 194 previously seronegative staff members of a community hospital. All subjects had received three doses of vaccine by intramuscular buttock injection using a 1-in, 23-gauge needle. Overall, only 55.7% of subjects developed detectable antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen in serum after immunization. The weight-height index served as a… CONTINUE READING

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