Which medications in the drug class Blood Products/Immunoglobulins are used in the treatment of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Francisco J Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Blood Products/Immunoglobulins

Blood products/immunoglobulins provide immediate passive immunity. These agents can be used as replacement therapy in patients with antibody-deficiency states.

Immune globulin, intravenous (Gamimune, Gammagard, Sandoglobulin, Gammar-P)

Provide an immediate rise of antibodies that have a proven protective effect against bacterial and viral infection (passive immunity). Because antibodies are not produced by the host, these products must be readministered monthly. This treatment may increase CSF IgG (10%).


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