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VZIG not available, what can i do ??

Aymen Eshene

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Hello Dear

i have one baby delievered to a mother with active chickenbox lesion which was appeared 4 days before delievery.

baby asymptomatic and we dont have VZIG ( not in libya, not in tunisea).

what can i do ? oral acyclovir ? iv acyclovir  or just observation?



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Our national guidelines for VZIG is to give that to infants   

  • of mothers that debuted with varicella during the seven days before or after the delivery
  • of seronegative mothers who were exposed to varicella during the last three weeks before delivery
  • who are preterm (< 36 weeks) that has been exposed to varicella during fetal life (maternal infection during pregnancy) or postnatally IF the mother is seronegative

With regard to giving oral acyklovir in contexts without VZIG - I don't really know personally what is good to advice but using the same time frames would make some sense I guess. 

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