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Prepared from large pools of donations and contains antibodies against infectious
agents to which the donor population has been exposed. Preparations include:
- normal immunoglobulin
- contains antibodies to viruses that are common in the population.
- intramuscular normal immunoglobulin may be used to protect susceptible contacts
against hepatitis A, measles or rubella
- high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin is used as replacement therapy
in patients with severe immunoglobulin deficiency and in the treatment
of autoimmune diseases such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
- specific immunoglobulins
- made from selected donors with high antibody levels to the target of treatment.
- e.g. - tetanus, hepatitis B and rabies immunoglobulins as well as anti-D
immunoglobulin for the prevention of maternal sensitisation to RhD in pregnancy
Last reviewed 01/2018