What is the role of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in the treatment of hematologic diseases?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A prime use of IVIG is in the treatment of hematological diseases. The first description of the treatment of individuals with ITP with IVIG was by Imbach et al in 1981. [3] They noted that dose administration of IVIG promoted a rapid recovery for children with ITP.


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