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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/01.idc.0000223178.86559.09
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Measles Antibody Variation Among Different γ-Globulin Preparations

Bratberg, Jeffrey P.*; Pinsky, Norman A.†; Nysse, Lana J.†; Sohni, Youvraj‡; Vierkant, Robert A.§; Poland, Gregory A. MD†∥

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Abstract

Among the recommended strategies for preventing measles and its complications in exposed, unvaccinated persons is passive protection by antimeasles containing immune globulin. Human intravenous and intramuscular γ-globulins from different manufacturers were studied for manufacturer-specific variation in measles antibody titers. All γ-globulin samples tested were seropositive for measles antibody. Titer variations were found to be clinically insignificant and thus can be used interchangeably for passive antibody protection against measles.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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