Uses of intravenous gammaglobulin in immune hematologic disease Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Asthma
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
  • Glycoproteins


  • In summary, for intravenous gammaglobulin use of ITP in children and adults, it is clear that intravenous gammaglobulin is an effective way to increase the platelet count acutely and this will be faster than or as fast as any other therapy. However, there is no proven curative effect of IV gammaglobulin. Its use in situations requiring a rapid increase in the platelet count seems secure as does its use in children with chronic ITP. The latter however and the treatment of HIV-ITP may find IVIG treatment largely replaced in the future by IV Anti-D(10) which is currently experimental. The use of a viral inactivated form of IVIG currently seems mandatory to avoid post-transmission hepatitis.

publication date

  • January 1995



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/08820139509062794

PubMed ID

  • 7713605

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 451

end page

  • 6


  • 24


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