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References: Palivizumab (Synagis®)

  1. AstraZeneca Canada Inc. (July 9, 2021). Product Monograph Synagis® (palivizumab) solution for injection 50 mg/0.5ml and 100 mg/ml Intramuscular Injections. 
  2. Committee on Infectious Diseases American Academy of Pediatrics. Red Book: 2018-2021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. Itasca, IL; 2018. URL (528 https://online.statref.com/Document.aspx?FxId=76&SessionID=2A3953ELWGUKXWRS#H&1&ChaptersTab&UHOsAWxnX1ooAz3HP2xxIw!!&&76). Accessed October 02, 2018.
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  4. Position statement: Preventing hospitalizations for respiratory syncytial virus infection. Robinson Joan L, Le Saux Nicole; Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee. Paediatr Child Health 2015; 20(6):321-26
  5. Canadian Pediatric Society Position Statement. Use of palivizumab in children with congenital heart disease. Paediatrics & Child Health 2009; Vol 14 No 8. 
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