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Types Of Treatment For Primary Immunodeficiency

By May 31st, 2023No Comments1 min read

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Replacement Therapy

  • IVIG is given through a vein by a healthcare professional every 3-4 weeks at a dose determined by the doctor.
  • Central catheters are not recommended due to the risk of infections and blood clots. A subcutaneous route can be used instead.
  • IVIG can be given in various settings, but self-infusion should be done with a medical professional presence due to the risk of serious side effects.

Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SCIG) Replacement Therapy

  • SCIG is given under the skin at one or multiple sites, depending on the volume being infused.
  • The dose is calculated based on the interval between infusions, and it can be infused daily, weekly, or every two to four weeks.
  • Dosage is adjusted to minimize infections, and IgG levels are monitored to correlate with clinical outcomes.


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