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The effect of anti-tumour necrosis factor α treatment on the antibody response to influenza vaccination
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    Anti-TNF-alpha therapy, statins and response to influenza vaccination: a word of caution.
    • Mark R Goldstein, MD, Medical Director
    • Other Contributors:
      • Luca Mascitelli, MD, Medical Service, Comando Brigata alpina "Julia", Udine, Italy; Francesca Pezzetta, MD, Cardiology Service, Ospedale di Tolmezzo, Tolmezzo, Italy

    Dear Editor,

    We read the interesting paper of Dr. Gelinck and associates on the effect of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF-á) therapy on the antibody response to influenza vaccination [1]. Although there was a modest impairment of the antibody response to the vaccination, the proportion of patients achieving a protective titer was not significantly diminished. However, we have oncerns on generalizing these res...

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