immune gamma globulin


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immune gamma globulin

passive immunizing agent obtained from pooled human plasma. Also called immune globulin. See also immunoglobulin G.
indications It is prescribed for immediate short-lived protection against measles, poliomyelitis, chickenpox, serum hepatitis after transfusion, hepatitis A, and other disease-causing organisms to which the person has been recently exposed or may be exposed and as replacement therapy for patients with agammaglobulinemia or hypogammaglobulinemia.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to gamma globulins prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are pain and inflammation at the site of injection, allergic reactions, and headache.
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