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Nirsevimab (Beyfortus°) to prevent RSV infection in infants

 Marketing Authorisations   Palivizumab was the first drug to receive European marketing authorisation for the prevention of RSV infection. Its use is restricted to certain infants at increased risk of developing severe disease. Nirsevimab, another monoclonal antibody directed against the RSV F protein, has been authorised for the prevention of RSV infection in neonates and infants, including those who have no risk factors for developing severe disease. Does nirsevimab reduce the incidence of severe RSV disease or death compared with palivizumab in infants with risk factors, or compared with placebo in healthy full-term infants?
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Source: "Nirsevimab (Beyfortus°) to prevent RSV infection in infants. For infants at risk of developing severe disease: more convenient than palivizumab" Prescrire Int 2023; 32 (254): 285-287. Subscribers only.

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