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Is IVIG given for pneumococcal antibody deficiency. What cause pneumococcal deficiency? What's the usual treatment?

Is IVIG given for pneumococcal antibody deficiency. What cause pneumococcal deficiency? What's the usual treatment?

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. ...Read more

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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a way to provide antibodies to children with documented immune deficiencies and to treat other problems involving the immune system, such as Kawasaki disease. It has also been suggested as a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders based on the idea that fetal brain development is related to the prenatal immune response, but there is little data ...Read more


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Would ivig be considered in mannose-binding lectin deficiency, very low igm, igg3 and igg4 after no response to vaccines?

Would ivig be considered in mannose-binding lectin deficiency, very low igm, igg3 and igg4 after no response to vaccines?

Yes: Mannose-binding lectin deficiency is a complement disorder. Low igm and subclass igg (in your case 3 ; 4) is a separate entity. With low immunoglobulins and no response to vaccines, ivig would be reasonable. See an immunologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What would prevent me from having a tummy tuck procedure done. I have type 2 diabetes and an IgG deficiency (hypogammaglobulinemia). I have had ivig.?

What would prevent me from having a tummy tuck procedure done. I have type 2 diabetes and an IgG deficiency (hypogammaglobulinemia). I have had ivig.?

Medical Clearance.: Patients who have “medical conditions” should have these conditions under good control prior to undergoing elective surgery. Therefore, best to be evaluated by your internist to check how well these conditions are “optimized” and whether you are a good candidate to proceed with elective surgery. It is very likely that your plastic surgeon will ask for this medical clearance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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

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

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). ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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IVIG q4wks for Myasthenia Gravis. Sometimes feel fine after.THEN like now, I just get sick/weaker from it lasts few days.Y? Too much? Or just happen

IVIG q4wks for Myasthenia Gravis. Sometimes feel fine after.THEN like now, I just get sick/weaker from it lasts few days.Y? Too much? Or just happen

Neurologist: Your neurologist is best qualified to judge whether the weakness is caused by the treatment or by the myasthenia itself. I assume he/she is regulating other treatment like mestinon (pyridostigmine). ...Read more

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How commonly is ivig therapy given?

How commonly is ivig therapy given?

Depends: Ivig is a blood product that is given to patients with immunodeficiencies and other diseases. In allergy, ivig is primarily given for those with immune systems that are deficient. Typically the ivig is given monthly. ...Read more

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What is included in an ivig infusion?

What is included in an ivig infusion?

IgG antibodies: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) is a collection of IgG antibodies pooled from the plasma of over 1000 blood donors. Extensive processing to remove other antibodies and possible contaminants makes ivig expensive. The solution that the antibodies are dissolved in sometimes is high in sugar & should be given carefully to diabetics. Most brands also have preservatives in the product. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ivig infusion?

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See below: It is a blood product given as a plasma protein replacement therapy (igg) for immune deficient patients who have decreased or abolished antibody production capabilities. In these immune deficient patients, ivig is administered to maintain adequate antibody levels to prevent infections and confers a passive immunity. It is used in immune dificiencies, autoimmune disease, acute infections. ...Read more

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What are ivig treatments and why do I have to be admitted to get them?

What are ivig treatments and why do I have to be admitted to get them?

IgG replace options : Gammaglobulin therapy is primarily used for various congenital or acquired defects involving the humeral or antibody immune system. The therapy replaces deficient or poorly functioning immunoglobulin g. It is also used as an immune modulated in other diseases. It used to be only iv, but now is available for subcutaneous self home infusion. Route often depends on health insurance. Checkit. ...Read more

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