intravenous immunoglobulin


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intravenous immunoglobulin

Abbreviation: IVIG
A solution containing concentrated human immunoglobulins (antibodies), primarily IgG. IVIG has numerous uses in health care, including as replacement therapy for patients with primary immune deficiencies; as a treatment for those with Kawasaki disease, bullous pemphigoid, Guillain-Barré syndrome, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and other immune-mediated illnesses; and as a means of providing patients with passive immunity against infectious diseases.
See also: immunoglobulin
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High-dose intravenous immunoglobulins in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in Chinese patients: a retrospective study of 82 cases.
Intravenous immunoglobulin G therapy in streptococcal toxic shock syndrome: a European randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
The efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin for the treatment of toxic epidermal necrolysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin combined with prednisolone following resistance to initial intravenous immunoglobulin treatment of acute Kawasaki disease.
Intravenous immunoglobulin for suspected or subsequently proven infection in neonates.
Blum M, Wigley FM, Hummers LK: Scleromyxedema: a case series highlighting long-term outcomes of treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG).
Use of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in autoimmune blister-ing diseases.
In this descriptive study, the effects of polyclonal intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG) in young adult patients of poly trauma with severe sepsis were evaluated by Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA).
The cause of the observed rapid reduction in hematogones is not clear, but may have been due to their differentiation into more mature forms-probably due to the effect of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin and/or iron therapy.
Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn treated with high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin and plasmapheresis.
Efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin in the prevention of pneumonia in patients with common variable immunodeficiency.
Plasma exchange (PE) was the first treatment in GBS proven to be superior to supportive treatment alone but intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is commonly used as first-line effective treatment (3).

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