zoster immune globulin


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zos·ter im·mune glob·u·lin

a globulin fraction of pooled plasma from patients who have recovered from herpes zoster; used prophylactically for immunosuppressed children exposed to varicella and therapeutically to ameliorate varicella infection.

zoster immune globulin (ZIG)

Etymology: Gk, zoster + L, immunis, freedom, globulus, small sphere
a passive immunizing agent currently in limited experimental use for preventing or attenuating herpes zoster virus infection in immunosuppressed individuals who are at great risk of severe herpes zoster virus infection.

zos·ter im·mune glob·u·lin

(ZIG) (zos'tĕr i-myūn' glob'yū-lin)
Globulin fraction of pooled plasma from patients who have recovered from herpes zoster; used prophylactically for immunosuppressed children exposed to varicella and therapeutically to ameliorate varicella infection.