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what kind of adaptive immunity will result from intravenous injection of immunoglobulins?

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
None: IVIG is a generic replacement therapy, non specific, and will not stimulate the adaptive (specifgic) immune system

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What about treating pandas with plasma exchange or immunoglobulin (ivig)?

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Sophisticated questn: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders assoc. With strep. Infections occurs rapidly (@3-12 y/o) after a throat strep infection (similar to rheumatic fever/heart disease), causing obs-compulsive behavior, tic disorders, episodic periods of symptoms. Rx is geared toward the ocd/tics (ssri and/or behavioral rx). Pl xchng or ivig may or may not help (per studies). Get referral from the nimh.
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My daughter 's mother wants my daughter to be titer tested for immunity to diseases. How effective is this compared to vaccines?

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It is not effective: Titre testing does not protect you from diseases, it only tells you if you have built up an immunity to certain diseases tested. It is usually reasonable to titre test before receiving an immunization (where able) especially in high risk patients whom an immunization would pose increased risk over "normal population risks".
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What does it mean that child shows no immunity to vaccines?

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Low titers : It means that child has not mounted enough titers or leves of antibodies against the germs that cause the disease that was tested and requires more dosis.
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Is it better to adapt your present diet or start a whole new diet for losing weight?

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Depends: Depend on how much weight you need to loose, it is better to change your diet slowly unless you have a bad eating habits. Too drastic changes usually do not last long with pts because they expect too much, pt get disappointed very quickly, and discontinue the diet very soon.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it a bad idea to give an infant (1 year old) antibiotics for a cold? I feel like a cold is a minor thing and may be good to build immunity.

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Dont us antibiotics: The common cold is caused by a virus. Antibiotics have no activity against viruses. There is no reason, and there may be some harm, in using antibiotics for viral infections.

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