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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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This kind of therapy that uses antibodies is called "passive immunotherapy." It is important for babies, in particular, because it may be able to protect babies from getting HIV from their mothers, and also protect them from getting HIV from breast milk from the infected mother.
Successful treatment of disseminated measles in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: consideration of antiviral and passive immunotherapy. Am J Med.
In the last few years, interest has grown in exploiting bovine colostral antibodies for passive immunotherapy or prophylaxis of human gastrointestinal diseases.
And although bapineuzumab, a passive immunotherapy, made it to phase II last summer, positive findings in its phase II trial were slim.
Because administering plasma from patients who have recovered from HCPS to those in the early stages of disease may be an advantageous form of passive immunotherapy, we examined the neutralizing antibody titers of 21 patients who had recovered from SNV infection.
A spin-off approach is passive immunotherapy using just antibodies to C.

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