How does IVIG therapy affect arthritis and GI diseases associated with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2018
  • Author: C Lucy Park, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Most patients with common variable immunodeficiency and arthritis report reduced arthritic symptoms once they are placed on regular IVIG replacement therapy. GI diseases associated with common variable immunodeficiency, with a few cases of ulcerative colitis, did not benefit from regular infusion (even high dose) of IVIG.


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