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Use of human immunoglobulins in premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2502038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Past studies of the use of intramuscular (human immune serum globulin) or intravenous human immunoglobulins in the prevention or treatment of infections in premature infants are reviewed. Two of four studies of intramuscular preparations showed some evidence of benefit, as did three of four studies of intravenous preparations. Other possible uses of immunoglobulin in the newborn are reviewed. Studies in progress should indicate the safety and efficacy of this therapy; until these are completed, immunoglobulin therapy in the newborn is of promising but unproven efficacy.
E R Stiehm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0192-8562     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-25     Completed Date:  1989-08-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908071     Medline TA:  Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Immunology, UCLA Department of Pediatrics 90024.
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MeSH Terms
Immunization, Passive*
Immunoglobulins / administration & dosage*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / prevention & control*
Infection Control*
Infusions, Intravenous
Injections, Intramuscular
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