What is the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for Wegener granulomatosis?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Wegener granulomatosis: Successful remission induction with the use of IVIG and steroids alone has been described in a woman diagnosed with de novo Wegener granulomatosis during the first trimester of pregnancy. Another report noted that high-dose IVIG could treat severe, corticosteroid-resistant extensive, GCSF-induced Sweet syndrome. [19]


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