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Is ivig given for pneumococcal antibody deficiency. what cause pneumococcal deficiency? what's the usual treatment?

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Dr. Michael Rupp answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

IVIG or subcutaneous forms are given for immune deficiencies. There is a type of immune deficiency called common variable immune deficiency which usually results in low IgG antibody and impaired response to pneumococcal vaccination of infection. If you are worried about this, you should see an immunologist for further evaluation.

Answered Jul 26, 2018



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