Prevention of infectious diseases in ambulatory care

immunoprophylaxis and chemoprophylaxis.

T. G. Wald, J. K. Tobacman

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To review the current recommendations for immunoprophylaxis and chemoprophylaxis of infection in adults, including those who are at increased risk from occupation, lifestyle, travel, or pre-existing medical conditions. DESIGN: Review of the pertinent literature. SETTING: Adult ambulatory care. CONCLUSIONS: Guidelines for the prevention of several diseases including measles, tuberculosis, and bacterial endocarditis recently have been changed. Current recommendations for immunization, immune globulin therapy, and chemotherapy for these and other common infections are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-281
Number of pages10
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Volume13
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1992

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Chemoprevention
Ambulatory Care
Communicable Diseases
Bacterial Endocarditis
Preexisting Condition Coverage
Measles
Infection
Occupations
Life Style
Immunoglobulins
Immunization
Tuberculosis
Guidelines
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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