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a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed

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VZIG provides maximum benefit when administered as soon as possible after the presumed exposure, but it may be effective if administered as late as 96 hours after exposure.
But if the virus develops in the mother a few days before or after delivery, consult with a pediatrician about the possibility of administering VZIG to the neonate, who most likely will not be immune.
One advantage of doing serologic testing in all pregnant women who aren't certain they've had chicken pox is that VZIG is effective in protecting a mother from severe disease only if administered within 96 hours after exposure.
One of the advantages of doing serologic testing in all pregnant women who aren't certain they've had chicken pox is that VZIG is effective in protecting a mother from severe disease only if administered within 96 hours after exposure.
If Joey does develop varicella before contracting VZIG, then oral acyclovir (20 mg/kg/QID) should be started within 24 hours of lesions appearing.
TABLE 1 ADDITIONAL VACCINE AND IMMUNOGLOBULIN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH VARIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS * Illness Vaccines to administer Aspirin therapy, long-term Influenza Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Respiratory syncytial (BPD) and prematurity virus immune globulin; <35 weeks intravenous (RSV-IGIV) or palivizumab Cerebrospinal fluid leak and cochlear implant Pneumococcal Hemoglobinopathies Influenza Varicella exposure Varicella vaccine (or VZIG) to susceptible, immunocompetent adult Varicella exposure in pregnancy VZIG Illness Specifics of administration Aspirin therapy, long-term Recommended for children and teenagers (6 months to 18 years old) Bronchopulmunary dysplasia Certain infants <24 months old may (BPD) and prematurily benefit, see text for details.
The major point to make here is that product confusion either prevents or delays a pregnant woman from receiving VZIG, which is really what she should be getting.
5) VZIG is recommended for VZV-susceptible pregnant women within 96 hours after exposure to VZV (AIII).