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A 25-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Michael Rupp
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.
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