Which medications in the drug class Blood products are used in the treatment of Focal Muscular Atrophies?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Sridharan Ramaratnam, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Blood products

These are useful in minimizing the effects of autoimmune reactions.

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg)

Following features may be relevant to its efficacy: neutralization of circulating antibodies through anti-idiotypic antibodies; down-regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IFN-gamma; blockade of Fc receptors on macrophages; suppression of inducer T and B cells and augmentation of suppressor T cells; blockade of complement cascade.


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