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intravenous immunoglobulin medication

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possiby: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) is a blood product collected from donations from hundreds of individuals, so there is the theoretical possibility of ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Infusion site irritation, fevers, muscle aches, joint aches, fatigue, agitation, anaphylaxis.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immune Deficiency: Allergists use ivig to treat patients whose immune system is no longer capable of producing sufficient amounts of ivig.
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Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many reasons: 40% of the ivig market in the us is for immunodeficiency. The remainder is for other medical reasons like multiple sclerosis, itp and other illnesse ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
General well tolerat: Ivig is a blood product that, in allergy, is used to treat those with immunodeficiency or a lack of igg ( that is the IG part of ivig). This is genera ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3490055 http://www.Ncbi.Nl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Primary reason: Ivig has many clinical uses but its primary use is to augment resistance to infections in patients with igg deficiency - either hypogammaglobulinemia ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: If you are deficient and symptomatic (recurrent infections), they can possibly help your body fight infections better. Just because you have an igg d ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you are already receiving ivig and become pregnant you may continue to receive this medication. You will be monitored closely by your obstetrician ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Not proven.: There are no studies in humans proving that ivig is effective for ulcerative colitis. There is one animal study that i could find that showed possibl ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Sorry, not true : If you have HPV, your immune system will clear it up over time (typically 6-12 months), but there are no medications or treatments known to speed it u ... Read More

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