Normal immunoglobulin

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Human normal immunoglobulin (HNIG) is prepared from pooled donations and may be used for the prevention (or postexposure prophylaxis) of susceptible contacts against common viruses including:

In England, immunoglobulin can be obtained from or via the Health Protection Agency - see their Immunoglobulin Handbook page. Detailed guidance on its use in the UK is included via the HPA's immunoglobulin web page.

Specific immunoglobulins such as varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) are sometimes used.

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is used in a wide range of potential indications.

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The NHS has implemented a programme of demand management for normal immunoglobulin. Please see NHS Demand management plan for immunoglobulin use