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Prof. Teresa Jackowska: A new antibody is recommended for RS virus prophylaxis

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Sept. 1, 2023 11:53

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fot. Rafał Gronecki
Interview with Professor Teresa Jackowska, president of the Polish Pediatric Society, conducted during the Congress on Child and Adolescent Health

RS virus is dangerous especially for young children. For which groups of children is prophylaxis available at this time?

For several years, a monoclonal antibody has been used in Poland for prevention: palivizumab. It passively prevents infections with the respiratory syncytial virus, which we call RS for short. Covered by this prophylaxis are very important risk groups, namely premature babies, as well as children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Since September of this year, thi...

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