What is Immunoprophylactic?

Medical Definition of immunoprophylaxis : the prevention of disease by the production of active or passive immunity.

What is passive immunoprophylaxis?

The strict definition of passive immunoprophylaxis includes the administration of exogenously produced antibodies (polyclonal and monoclonal) to prevent infections in exposed individuals, inactivate bacterial toxins or “correct” hypogammaglobulinemia in immunocompromised hosts.

For which infections specific immunoprophylaxis vaccines has been developed?

Acellular pertussis vaccine contains both toxoid (modified pertussis toxin) and one or more surface antigen(s) of bacteria that cause whooping cough. Hepatitis B (HBV) and human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines represent the special type of subunit vaccines.

What is toxoid give example?

Toxoids are used extensively in the production of vaccines, the most prominent examples being the toxoids of diphtheria and tetanus, which are often given in a combined vaccine. Toxoids used in modern vaccines are commonly obtained by incubating toxins with formaldehyde at 37° C (98.6° F) for several weeks.

Which of the following vaccine is used for passive immunization?

viral diseases Passive immunization with serum or globulin (antibodies) from immune persons has been used to prevent viral infections. Immunoglobulins, such as those used against hepatitis and respiratory syncytial virus, are effective only for prevention, not for treatment.

How is a virus attenuated?

A virus is often attenuated by introducing it into a species in which it does not replicate well (i.e., infection of an animal with a human virus), or forcing it to replicate repeatedly in tissue culture, a protocol called passaging.

Which vaccines are toxoids?

Toxoid vaccines contain a toxin or chemical made by the bacteria or virus. They make you immune to the harmful effects of the infection, instead of to the infection itself. Examples are the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines.