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Rabies: Need for active and passive immunisation


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Author: G N S Sangeetha Lakshmi
Int J Med Res Health Sci.2014;3(1):202-204 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.3.1.043


Rabies is an acute highly fatal viral disease of the CNS caused by Lyssavirus Type-I. It has a long and variable incubation period. It is a communicable disease of man that is always fatal. The combined administration of a single dose of anti rabies serum with a course of vaccine, together with local treatment of the wound is the best specific prophylactic treatment after exposure of man to rabies. Here, we report a case of rabies, who developed the disease in spite of having taken three doses of anti rabies vaccine (Post exposure).

Keywords: Rabies Immunoglobulin, Human Diploid Cell Vaccine, Post-exposure Prophylaxis, Intra-dermal Regimen.

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