Immune Globulin, Rabies in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Immune Globulin, Rabies]]>

Risk Factor: CM
Class: Serums, toxoids, and vaccines/ Serums

Contents of this page:
Fetal Risk Summary
Breast Feeding Summary
References

Fetal Risk Summary

Rabies immune globulin is used to provide passive immunity following exposure to rabies combined with active immunization with rabies vaccine (1). Because rabies is nearly 100% fatal if contracted, both the immune globulin and the vaccine should be given for postexposure prophylaxis (1). No risk to the fetus from the immune globulin has been reported (see also Vaccine, Rabies (Human)) (1,2). The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Technical Bulletin No. 160 recommends use of rabies immune globulin in pregnancy for postexposure prophylaxis (1).

Breast Feeding Summary

No data are available.

References

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  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Immunization during pregnancy. Technical Bulletin. No. 160, October 1991.
  2. Amstey MS. Vaccination in pregnancy. Clin Obstet Gynaecol 1983;10:1322.

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