A 36-year-old member asked:

What is prophylactic treatment?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 51 years experience
Prophylaxis: Prophylaxis is preventative therapy which can be from the use of antimicrobial agents, Immune Globulin or vaccines. By giving one or more of these agents, an infection can be prevented or minimized.
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