Prevention of post-transfusion non-A, non-B hepatitis by non-specific immunoglobulin in heart surgery patients.

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To evaluate the effectiveness of immune serum globulin (ISG) in preventing non-A, non-B hepatitis, 291 heart surgery patients who received blood from voluntary donors were randomly assigned to receive either ISG or no additional protection. ISG was given intramuscularly before and 1 week after transfusion. 98 controls and 100 in the ISG group completed the… (More)

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