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VIG (Vaccinia Immune Globulin)

VIG (Vaccinia Immune Globulin) is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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  • CDC INDICATIONS: inadvertent inoculation (extensive lesions or some ocular implantations), eczema vaccinatum, generalized vaccinia (if severe or recurrent), progressive vaccinia
  • NOT RECOMMENDED: prophylaxis against smallpox vaccination adverse event, accidental implantation (mild instances), generalized vaccinia (mild or limited - most instances), eerythema multiforme, encephalitis post-vaccination (not effective), vaccinia keratitis (may produce severe corneal opacities).

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Last updated: February 1, 2015


Pham, Paul A, and John G Bartlett. "VIG (Vaccinia Immune Globulin)." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2015. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540587/all/VIG__Vaccinia_Immune_Globulin_.
Pham PA, Bartlett JG. VIG (Vaccinia Immune Globulin). Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540587/all/VIG__Vaccinia_Immune_Globulin_. Accessed March 21, 2019.
Pham, P. A., & Bartlett, J. G. (2015). VIG (Vaccinia Immune Globulin). In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540587/all/VIG__Vaccinia_Immune_Globulin_
Pham PA, Bartlett JG. VIG (Vaccinia Immune Globulin) [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. [cited 2019 March 21]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540587/all/VIG__Vaccinia_Immune_Globulin_.
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