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3e.5 What are the risks and contraindications of hepatitis B gamma globulin?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3e.5 What are the risks and contraindications of hepatitis B gamma globulin?

No known contraindications. A couple of diseases (see PDR for more
information) are listed under precautions (a weaker form of warning
than contraindication - in the case of precautions gamma globulin may
be given, but the extra risks of giving the gamma globulin have to be
weighed against the benefits). These diseases, though, aren't ones a
newborn is likely to have, so they would probably not apply in the
case of giving it to the newborn of a mother infected with hepatitis
B.

 

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