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Need for Immunoprophylaxis After Exposure to Food Prepared By Food Handler with Hepatitis A

Purpose:

To determine if administration of immune globulin to viral hepatitis A is warranted based on exposure to a food handler.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

pharmacogenetics, prevention

ICD-10:

B15

Description:

Fiore used a flow diagram to determine the need for immunoprophylaxis after exposure to food prepared by a food handler with viral hepatitis A. This can help prevent unnecessary administration of immune globulin. The author is from the CDC.

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