The cost implication of offering solely passive prophylaxis
during intensive chemotherapy of patients with leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma led to discontinuation of this protocol and a recommendation for simultaneous passive and active immunoprophylaxis from the start of such therapy.
As a consequence, early intervention with passive prophylaxis may revolutionize control options for influenza with potential impact on seasonal and pandemic influenza preparedness.
Intranasal delivery of bovine IgG obtained from colostrum was found to provide passive prophylaxis for influenza in mice, when both specificity of antibodies and challenge virus were strain-matched .
studies suggest that passive prophylaxis
, (i.e., injecting animals with
Therefore, it should be stressed that passive prophylaxis
alone needs to be administered during the entire course of aggressive chemotherapy.
All infants born to these mothers would have been at high risk of acquiring HBV and should have been offered active immunization with the HBV vaccine, as well as passive prophylaxis
Prevention of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease: vaccines and passive prophylaxis
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of hepatitis B by monthly injection of hyperimmunoglobulin during intensive chemotherapy of leukemia was also used in 48 HBV-negative children from our country, and none of them was infected during this period .