palivizumab

palivizumab2016-12-25T08:32:10+00:00

palivizumab

IMMUNOLOGY

Definition A humanised monoclonal antibody (IgG) used as prophylaxis against respiratory syncytical virus (RSV) infection in premature infants, especially in those with chronic lung disease and congenital heart malformations.

Adverse effects Fever, pneumonia, injection site reactions 

Synonyms MEDI-493, Synagis®

References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palivizumab
pedsccm.wustl.edu/All-Net/english/pharmpage/resp/Palivizumab.html 

 

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