Anti-rabies serum is used to provide passive immunity against rabies in post-exposure prophylaxis of people exposed to the disease or virus after coming in contact with a rabid animal or an animal that is presumed to be rabid.
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What is the correct treatment for monkey bites in my child?
Query: Hello doctor, A child, 2 years and six months old, was given the first two doses of Rabipur (anti-rabies vaccine) on the scheduled date, that is the zero and third day of the monkey bite. However, due to lack of knowledge, both the times, it was given in the gluteal region. The third dose was given... Read Full »
Answer: Hello doctor, I went through your post. Your child had an animal bite, for which he is receiving post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies. The rabies prophylaxis consists of two steps: Human rabies immunoglobulin is given (20 mcg/kg) around the injury site. Anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) is given on day z... Read Full »