Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly. There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3490055 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1728132.

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) very effective for treating ulcerative colitis?

Not proven. There are no studies in humans proving that ivig is effective for ulcerative colitis. There is one animal study that i could find that showed possible therapeutic benefit. Read more...

Why do they give ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin)?

Immune Deficiency. Allergists use ivig to treat patients whose immune system is no longer capable of producing sufficient amounts of ivig. Read more...
Many reasons. 40% of the ivig market in the us is for immunodeficiency. The remainder is for other medical reasons like multiple sclerosis, itp and other illnesses. Read more...

Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

Sometimes. IVIG is anti-inflammatory (through multiple not well characterized pathways) and proves helpful in some autoantibody (antibody that attacks your own body) diseases, which include some neuropathies. It is not a cure, but it can certainly be an effective treatment. Read more...
IVIG treatment. IVIG is helpful for curing a condition called AIDP, or Guillain Barre syndrome, which is a type of neuropathy. It's cousin, CIDP, is treated by IVIG, but it is not cured. Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness. It is also treated with IVIG, but it is not cured. Few illnesses can be cured in neurology, but many can be treated. Read more...

Can anyone experienced with ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin) describe what one should expect?

General well tolerat. Ivig is a blood product that, in allergy, is used to treat those with immunodeficiency or a lack of igg ( that is the IG part of ivig). This is generally a well tolerated infusion but one can experience local discomfort from the insertion of the needle to infuse the ivig. Rarely, systemic reactions can occur including headache, nausea, hives and others. Read more...

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...

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...
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. . Read more...

Can you receive a blood product like ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin) if you are pregnant?

Yes. If you are already receiving ivig and become pregnant you may continue to receive this medication. You will be monitored closely by your obstetrician as well as the physician supervising your ivig infusions. Read more...