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How do b-cell deficiencies people benefit from artificial passive immunotherapy?
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: IVIG
Intravenous immunoglobulins (ivig) is passive therapy whereby an infusion provides the necessary immune proteins to fight infection if there is a b cell deficiency or a deficiency in b cell derived immune proteins.
Ivig infusions contain immunoglobulins that provide temporary immunity. The infusions have to be repeated every 4 weeks or so. They can even be given subcutaneously in the home.

In brief: IVIG
Intravenous immunoglobulins (ivig) is passive therapy whereby an infusion provides the necessary immune proteins to fight infection if there is a b cell deficiency or a deficiency in b cell derived immune proteins.
Ivig infusions contain immunoglobulins that provide temporary immunity. The infusions have to be repeated every 4 weeks or so. They can even be given subcutaneously in the home.
Dr. Thomas Klein
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
In brief: Definitions
B cell deficiencies are characterized by absent or deficient production of specific antibodies to substances, for example vaccines.
For these patients to be protected from infections, a pool of antibodies from healthy donors (ivig) is given. Passive immunotherapy means giving antibodies, the can be ivig or specific antibodies against a microbe, for example anti-tetanus antibodies.

In brief: Definitions
B cell deficiencies are characterized by absent or deficient production of specific antibodies to substances, for example vaccines.
For these patients to be protected from infections, a pool of antibodies from healthy donors (ivig) is given. Passive immunotherapy means giving antibodies, the can be ivig or specific antibodies against a microbe, for example anti-tetanus antibodies.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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