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Does intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) infusions benefit someone with igg defiency?

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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Possibly: If you are deficient and symptomatic (recurrent infections), they can possibly help your body fight infections better. Just because you have an igg deficiency does not mean your are immune deficient, however. Many people with low numbers have normal function and really are asymptomatic.
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Yes: If your IgG is clearly low or is not functional(ie low antibody response) then replacement IgG to get your levels above 1000 would be helpful.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Does intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) infusions help someone with IgG defiency?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Primary reason: Ivig has many clinical uses but its primary use is to augment resistance to infections in patients with igg deficiency - either hypogammaglobulinemia or combined variable immunodeficiency (cvid).

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