Prevention of infectious diseases in ambulatory care: Immunoprophylaxis and chemoprophylaxis

T. G. Wald, J. K. Tobacman

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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. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1992;13:272-281.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-281
Number of pages10
JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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