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VZIG

VZIG

Abbreviation for varicella-zoster immune globulin.

Varicella-zoster immune globulin (VZIG)

A substance that can reduce the severity of chickenpox symptoms.
Mentioned in: Chickenpox
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* VZIG is prepared from plasma obtained from healthy volunteer blood donors who are identified by routine screening to have high antibody titers to VZV.
The FDA continues its efforts to restore a supply of VZIG, which remains preferred for prophylaxis when available.
Should a pregnant woman develop varicella, regardless of whether she was treated with VZIG, the main risk is development of varicella pneumonia.
One advantage of doing serologic testing in all pregnant women who aren't certain they've had chicken pox is that VZIG is effective in protecting a mother from severe disease only if administered within 96 hours after exposure.
The problem occurs when a serosusceptible pregnant woman presents for an injection of varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) following exposure to an infected individual, but the nurse accidentally gives varicella vaccine instead.
Exposed persons who are at high risk for severe disease, including susceptible pregnant women, should receive varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) within 96 hours of varicella exposure [1].
Within 48 to 96 hours after Joey's exposure to varicella (including the infectious period before the onset of lesions Sylvia may develop) he should receive an intramuscular injection of Varicella-Zoster Immune Globulin (VZIG), 125u/10 kg (min.
TABLE 1 ADDITIONAL VACCINE AND IMMUNOGLOBULIN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH VARIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS * Illness Vaccines to administer Aspirin therapy, long-term Influenza Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Respiratory syncytial (BPD) and prematurity virus immune globulin; <35 weeks intravenous (RSV-IGIV) or palivizumab Cerebrospinal fluid leak and cochlear implant Pneumococcal Hemoglobinopathies Influenza Varicella exposure Varicella vaccine (or VZIG) to susceptible, immunocompetent adult Varicella exposure in pregnancy VZIG Illness Specifics of administration Aspirin therapy, long-term Recommended for children and teenagers (6 months to 18 years old) Bronchopulmunary dysplasia Certain infants <24 months old may (BPD) and prematurily benefit, see text for details.
One of the advantages of doing serologic testing in all pregnant women who aren't certain they've had chicken pox is that VZIG is effective in protecting a mother from severe disease only if administered within 96 hours after exposure.
(2) For the prophylaxis of chickenpox, HIV-infected children and adults who are susceptible to VZV (i.e., those who have no history of chickenpox or shingles or who have no detectable antibody against VZV) should be administered varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) as soon as possible but within 96 hours after close contact with a patient who has chickenpox or shingles (AIII).