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Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis to Hepatitis A Virus

Purpose:

To use immune globulin to hepatitis A virus to provide post-exposure prophylaxis to persons having significant exposure to persons with hepatitis A infection.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

pharmacogenetics, prevention

ICD-10:

B15

Description:

Immune globulin (IG) to hepatitis A virus (HAV) can be used for passive protection of persons having a significant exposure to a person with hepatitis A infection if it is administered shortly after the exposure. The protection is transient, and hepatitis A vaccine is needed for persons with risk of repeated exposure to hepatitis A virus.

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