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passive immunotherapy

The prevention of disease by administering antibodies in the form of a gamma globulin infusion or injection. Preparations enriched with specific antibodies can be used to prevent hepatitis B (HBIG), tetanus (Hyper-Tet), and chickenpox (VZIG).
See also: immunotherapy
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To determine whether a clinical rationale exists for attempting passive immunotherapy for HCPS with neutralizing antibodies, we first studied the relationship between the titer of such antibodies on a patients' admission to the hospital and the clinical outcome.
We believe that passive immunotherapy may be efficaceous if administered very early in the course of illness, before the severity of a particular patient's disease course is known.
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Whatever functional defect these immune cells have likely impacts the effectiveness of both active immunotherapy, like cancer vaccines, and passive immunotherapy, like cellular therapies," said Lee.
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