Immune-globulin prophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus infection in patients undergoing stem-cell transplantation.

@article{Cortez2002ImmuneglobulinPO,
  title={Immune-globulin prophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus infection in patients undergoing stem-cell transplantation.},
  author={Karoll J. Cortez and Brian R. Murphy and Kayigan Almeida and Judy Beeler and Roland A. Levandowski and Vee J Gill and Richard W. Childs and A. J. Barrett and M C Smolskis and John E. Bennett},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={186 6},
  pages={834-8}
}
Thirty-two patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation were given respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) immune globulin (RSVIG) at the time of transplantation and again 3 weeks later. Antibody titers to RSV, human parainfluenza virus 3, measles, and influenza H1N1, H3N2, and B were measured prior to administration of RSVIG and 6 more times over the course of the subsequent 6 weeks. Baseline antiviral titers and increases in antibody after administration of RSVIG were… CONTINUE READING

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