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Indications for Passive Immunization with Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin (VZIG)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

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Description:

Varicella Zoster can be severe and life-threatening in immunocompromised patients. Passive immunization with antibody to varicella zoster proteins can help prevent infection in those with a significant exposure to a patient with active chickenpox or zoster and with a significant risk for severe infection.

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