A 25-year-old female asked:
Is ivig given for pneumococcal antibody deficiency. what cause pneumococcal deficiency? what's the usual treatment?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
More Complicated: 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 26, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.