Fab therapy

Fab therapy

Therapeutics The use of antibody fragments–Fab fractions against certain antigens–eg, digoxin, to treat dioxin overdose. See Fab fragment, Psoriasis.
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Such compounds would be extracted from tissue stores by Fab therapy and are likely to interfere with digoxin immunoassays, depending on the corresponding affinity of and reactivity with capture antibodies.
Pharmacokinetic aspect of digoxin-specific Fab therapy in the management of digitalis toxicity.