ORIGINAL ARTICLE Use of IGIV in the Treatment of Immune-Mediated Dermatologic Disorders

Gelfand, Erwin W.
January 2004
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings;Jan2004, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p92
Academic Journal
Immunoglobulin (Ultravenous, IGIV) is now used in a variety of immune-mediated diseases. Its presumed mechanism of action involves both anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities. A number of dermatologic conditions are believed to be immune mediated and in these disorders, IGIV has shown benefit in reducing symptoms and the need for cortecosteroids or cytotaxic drugs. In many of these diseases, the initial benefits seen in open-labeled trials must be confirmed in controlled clinical trials.


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