A 41-year-old female asked:
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Is 120grams over 3 days ivig the right dose for small fiber neuropathy? Is this a high dose? I'm very scared to start this with all th life threat ef

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Maybe fine: If you have a small fibre neuropathy which is biopsy proven, and your blood and/or spinal fluid studies support an immune mechanism, and the other blood and urine studies do not uncover another disease state, then, I would recommend IVIG, which would be used at an initial dose of 2 gm per kg (120 grams if you weigh 60 kg), and subsequent dosing at 1 gm per kg or even lower at .800 gms/ kg.
Answered on May 28, 2014
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