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IMMUNE GLOBULIN THERAPY
The term “immune globulin” refers to the fraction of blood plasma that contains immunoglobulins, or antibodies. These immunoglobulins (Ig) in the serum or plasma are IgG, IgM, IgA, IgD and IgE. Individuals who are unable to produce adequate amounts of Ig or antibodies, such as
patients with CVID, Hyper-IgM Syndromes, Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome or other forms of antibody deficiency or autoimmune state may benefit from replacement therapy with Ig. Only the IgG is purified from the plasma to produce commercial Ig products, so Ig used for treatment contains very little of any of the other Ig types.
Here are some of the disease states where immune globulin therapy could help:
- Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
- Kawasaki Disease inflammatory vascular disorder
- Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Multiple sclerosis