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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there a need to give immunoglobulin if the patient already acquired a natural passive immunity?

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Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
No: Immunoglobulin is given to patients with an immune deficit.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
And it should only be given to immune deficient patients with an abnormal response to vaccinations (tetanus, pneumococcus, etc...). There is an overuse of IVIG in patients not truly immune deficient.
Sep 10, 2012

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