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If you have chicken pox vzig during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?

If you have chicken pox vzig during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?

Probably not: If you got vzig during early or mid pregnancy, it was likely an effort to avoid CP during pregnancy & possible effects on the fetus. Vzig is a transient protection, lasting at high levels for the first wk & dropping off to nothing after a month or so. If it was given within a wk or so of birth, baby might have transient protection. If earlier, i wouldn't count on it. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin (Definition)

If you are at risk for chicken pox during pregnancy, then if you come in contact with chicken pox or shingles you and your baby are at risk. Chicken pox is highly contagious, so if you have been in the same room as an affected child, you have been exposed to the varicella virus. If you have come in contact with someone suffering an outbreak of shingles, you have been exposed also. Your doctor can give you varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) to prevent infection ...Read more


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How quick do I need to get the vzig after I have been in contact with the varicella virus?

How quick do I need to get the vzig after I have been in contact with the varicella virus?

ASAP: You should get this as soon as possible after exposure, before you have any symptoms. It is not necessary if you have tested positive for IgG antibodies against chicken pox. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: immune globulin?

What is the definition or description of: immune globulin?

Immune globulin: The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for future protection from reinfection. ...Read more

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Are immune globulin antibodies a injection?

Are immune globulin antibodies a injection?

Yes.: They may be given intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously depending on the dose and usage. ...Read more

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Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

Is immune globulin antibodies a medication?

IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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Is immune globulin antibodies a injection or iv?

Is immune globulin antibodies a injection or iv?

IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that our body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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What if I received a shot of Rh immune globulin and I am Rh positive?

Not a big issue: Rh Immune Globulin is simply an injection of rh antibody. If you are rh+ that means you also have and can make rh antibody. As such there is no effect. ...Read more

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How bad is it to get a rabies vaccine without getting the immune globulin shot?

How bad is it to get a rabies vaccine without getting the immune globulin shot?

Possibly fatal: Rabies is fatal. If you get it, you will die. There is little to know treatment. Once you have been exposed, you have a about 6 weeks before you get the disease. It takes time for the vaccine to work, maybe longer than 6 weeks. You need the instant protection of the Immune Globulin shot to give the vaccine time to work. ...Read more

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Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) injection during pregnancy, what is this?

Rhogam or micrhogam (rho immune globulin) injection during pregnancy, what is this?

Antibodies: If some of baby's blood enters the mother's blood stream and the infant is Rh + from the father and the mother is Rh -, then mother will make antibodies against babies blood that cross the placenta and destroy infant's blood causing anemia before birth and jaundice after birth. RhoGam is an antibody the destroys baby's blood in mom's circulation before she can recognize it. It works! ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


Dr. DAVID AMOS
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Varicella Zoster Virus (Definition)

Varicella-Zoster Virus is a type of herpes virus that causes chicken pox in children and young adults. It causes Zoster, typically in the elderly, which is an outbreak of painful blisters localized in the area of skin innervated ...Read more