Time of administration of rabies immunoglobulins and adequacy of antibody response upon post-exposure prophylaxis: a descriptive retrospective study in Belgium.

Last updated on 5-9-2019 by Steven Van Gucht

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: Data on rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and the use of human rabies immunoglobulins (HRIG) in Belgium are scarce. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the timely administration of HRIG after rabies exposure. The secondary objective was to evaluate the adequate antibody response following PEP. : We reviewed all medical records from July 2017 to June 2018 of patients seeking care at, or referred to, the Institute of Tropical Medicine and the University Hospital, Antwerp for the administration of human rabies immunoglobulins following potential rabies exposure abroad or in…

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