Immunoprophylaxis


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Immunoprophylaxis

 

a branch of practical immunology concerned with preventing infectious diseases by injecting immunological preparations, such as vaccines, immune serums, and gamma globulins, to create immunity.

Immunoprophylaxis helps to prevent many infectious diseases, such as poliomyelitis, yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, and smallpox. Another goal of immunoprophylaxis is the development of better vaccines, particularly against typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery. The methods of immunoprophylaxis will probably be used in the future to control parasitic diseases, such as schistosomiasis, malaria, and helminthiases.

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Meanwhile, efforts to try to give immunoprophylaxis for this disease continue, in order to design an ideal vaccine allowing the eradication of the disease and the reduction in the number of cases which affects our people everyday.
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TCHD staff decided to hold a mass immunoprophylaxis clinic.
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They are used in passive immunoprophylaxis for the prevention or therapy of infections caused by pathogenic agents such as virus, bacteria, parasites, or they are used in the modulation of endogenous bio-chemical balances, or in the detoxification from drugs of abuse, medicines, toxins.
Immunoprophylaxis is available for high-risk infants.
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Passive-active immunoprophylaxis after percutaneous exposure to hepatitis B virus [Editorial].
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Post-operative period was uneventful and the patient was given vaccinations as per splenectomy immunoprophylaxis.
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