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      Effect of Immunomodulator Thymopentin on Impaired Seroresponse to Influenza Vaccine in Patients on Haemodialysis

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          In a double-blind placebo-controlled multicentre study, the effect of the immunomodulator thymopentin (TP5) on the antibody production to trivalent influenza vaccine was tested in 108 patients on chronic intermittent haemodialysis (HD). Antibody production was determined in pre- and postvaccination sera. Compared to a group of 35 young healthy adult control subjects, HD patients showed a clearly impaired seroresponsiveness to all three vaccine components, regardless of treatment with TP5 or placebo. We conclude that TP5 administration is not able to enhance humoral immunity in patients on chronic intermittent HD.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1990
          1990
          10 December 2008
          : 54
          : 4
          : 296-301
          Affiliations
          a WHO Influenza Centre, Department of Virology, Erasmus University Rotterdam; bDepartment of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Rotterdam-Dijkzigt, Rotterdam; cSt. Clara Hospital, Rotterdam; dSt. Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam, and eDiatel Rijnmond, Capelle a/d Ijssel, The Netherlands
          Article
          185883 Nephron 1990;54:296–301
          10.1159/000185883
          2183079
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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