post exposure prophylaxis


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post exposure prophylaxis

Public health The administration of a vaccine and Ig after exposure to a potentially fatal pathogen–eg, rabies. See Rabies vaccine.
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What is the optimum time for post exposure prophylaxis following an occupational exposure a) 72 hr.
Occupational exposure to HIV and the use of post exposure prophylaxis.
Post exposure prophylaxis with zidovudine suppresses human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection in SCID-hu mice in a time-dependent manner.
Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) was observed in only 29% cases.
State health and public health officials in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama have initiated public health investigations to identify donor and recipient contacts, assess exposure risks, and provide rabies post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), CDC noted in a MMWR dispatch.
Topics include current dilemmas in antiretroviral therapy, post exposure prophylaxis, common metabolic and drug toxicities, as well as HIV/HCV/HBV co-infection.
When MCDPH has determined that a person meets the New York State (NYS) definition of being potentially exposed to rabies, that person will be referred to an urgent care center for post-exposure treatment per the NYS Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis Algorithm (Attachment A) and in accordance with all NYS laws.
INTRODUCTION: Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a medical response to prevent transmission of pathogens (secondary HIV prevention) after potential occupational exposure and refers to comprehensive management instituted to minimize the risk of infection following potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens like HIV, HBV, and HCV etc.
Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a course of antiretroviral drugs given after exposure to infection.
3%) of the 75 case records, the history of post exposure prophylaxis had been entered.
The centre also offers Post Exposure Prophylaxis to victims of rape and refers patients for psycho-social counselling.

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