passive prophylaxis

pas·sive pro·phy·lax·is

use of an antiserum or hyperimmune globulin from another person or animal to provide temporary protection against a specific infectious or toxic agent.
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The cost implication of offering solely passive prophylaxis during intensive chemotherapy of patients with leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma led to discontinuation of this protocol and a recommendation for simultaneous passive and active immunoprophylaxis from the start of such therapy.
Therefore, it should be stressed that passive prophylaxis alone needs to be administered during the entire course of aggressive chemotherapy.
All infants born to these mothers would have been at high risk of acquiring HBV and should have been offered active immunization with the HBV vaccine, as well as passive prophylaxis with HBIg.
Prevention of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease: vaccines and passive prophylaxis.
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