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A 39-year-old female asked:

Is ivig the best treatment for cvid? is the remission worth it?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
SCIG better: Immunoglobulins will certainly help you fight the frequent sinus, bronchial and lung infections that characterize combined variable immunodeficiency (cvid). I prefer to administer IG through small needles into the skin (scig) rather than into a vein (ivig). The risk of anaphylaxis and kidney injury is significantly reduced with scig. The improvement is worth it whether you receive ivig or scig.
Dr. Corey Clay
Dr. Corey Clay commented
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Complications such as headache also seem to be reduced for SCIG compared to IVIG
Mar 15, 2015

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