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Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a blood product administered intravenously. It contains the pooled, polyvalent, IgG antibodies extracted from the plasma of over one thousand blood donors. IVIG's effects last between 2 weeks and 3 months. It is mainly used as treatment in four major disease categories:

  • Primary Immune deficiencies such as X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and hypogammaglobulinemia.
  • Acquired compromised immunity conditions (secondary immune deficiencies) featuring low antibody levels.
  • Autoimmune diseases, e.g. immune thrombocytopenia, inflammatory diseases, Kawasaki disease, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
  • Acute infections.

There are numerous trade names of IVIG products, including Flebogamma, Gamunex, Privigen and Gammagard.

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