Systemic and local immune responses after parenteral influenza vaccination in juvenile diabetic patients and healthy controls: results from a pilot study.

@article{elMadhun1998SystemicAL,
  title={Systemic and local immune responses after parenteral influenza vaccination in juvenile diabetic patients and healthy controls: results from a pilot study.},
  author={A S el-Madhun and Rebecca Jane Cox and Andrea M Seime and Oddmund S\ovik and Lars Reinhardt Haaheim},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 2-3},
  pages={156-60}
}
Diabetes patients suffer frequent complications and some excess mortality after influenza virus infection. Despite widespread agreement that diabetic patients should be routinely vaccinated against influenza, some reports claim that diabetics have a poor immune response to influenza vaccine. We have performed a pilot study to examine the humoral immune response of juvenile diabetics and matched healthy controls vaccinated with inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine. By enzyme-linked immunospot… CONTINUE READING
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