Immunoglobulins prepared from human plasma are available for prophylaxis against the development of hepatitis A and hepatitis B. This recommendation statement briefly reviews the characteristics of both of these types of viral hepatitis and gives specific advice on both pre-exposure prophylaxis and postexposure prophylaxis. The question of prophylaxis for nonspecific hepatitis and non-A, non-B hepatitis is briefly discussed.
Immune Globulins for Protection Against Viral Hepatitis: Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:193–197. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-193
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):193-197.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Prevention/Screening, Vaccines/Immunization.
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