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IVIG Overview


 

WHAT IS IVIG ?

IVIG (intravenous immune globulin) is an antibody protein derived from human plasma that is collected from healthy blood donors. These complex antibodies in our immune system prevent us from getting sick by responding to and killing bacteria, viruses and other infectious agents.

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, IGG (IMMUNE GLOBULIN G) REPLACEMENT THERAPY HAS SERVED AS A LIFESAVING TREATMENT IN PRIMARY ANTIBODY DEFICIENCY DISEASES. NOW THE USE OF IVIG CONTINUES TO EXPAND WITH MAJOR INCREASES IN USE AS AN “IMMUNOMODULALATORY” AGENT (CAPABLE OF MODIFYING OR REGULATING ONE OR MORE IMMUNE FUNCTIONS) IN THE TREATMENT OF HEMATOLOGIC (I.E. IDIOPATHIC THROMBO-CYTOPENIC PURPURA), DERMATOLOGIC (I.E. AUTOIMMUNE BLISTERING SKIN DISORDERS) AND HAS EMERGED AS A POWERFUL THERAPY FOR VARIOUS NEUROIMMUNOLOGIC DISORDERS (I.E. CIDP, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS).

 

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