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hepatitis b immune globulin adverse effects

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very very small: Modern treatment of Immune Globulin products has pretty much eliminated fear for hepatitis or hiv. However one is always concerned over prion which ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Either: You are immune from having had it before and recovered or you have been vaccinated against hbv.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Get Hep B antibody: test. You can determine if you had Hep B vaccine by getting your blood tested for antibody to Hep B surface antigen. If you did take the required dose ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Both hep a vaccine and Immune Globulin are approved for post exposure prophylaxis. Choice depends upon host factors and availability.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
It works: Both Immune Globulin and the hep a vaccine are approved for post exposure prophylaxis, and they work. The choice between the two depends upon availab ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends on dose: Immunoglobulin preparations are not checked if they have protective level antibodies anti-hepatitis a. Assuming that most blood donors have enough ant ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
HBIG: Most serious side effect with the injection of any medicine or biologic product would be anaphylaxis. Rare but possible. Since HBIG is derived from ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Every donor screened: Every time.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jianjun Wu
36 years experience Pediatrics
Worth a try: if you have never had hep B vaccine and susceptible . this is still a option if exposed, sooner rather than later, You should have blood test ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Hepatitis B: Since the incubation period is highly variable it is quite possible that receiving immunoglobulin 13-18 days after exposure may be beneficial in modul ... Read More
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