Immunoglobulin (Ig) replacement therapy, given as regular infusions of pooled human Ig, is the recognized treatment of humoral immunodeficiencies characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and impaired antibody responses. It is a safe, effective therapy when delivered by nurses who have been educated to oversee and/or provide these infusions. Guidelines for administration have been developed by the Immune Deficiency Foundation Nurse Advisory Committee to provide a framework and guidance to those nurses administering this therapy.
- IG (immunoglobulin)
- Immunoglobulin replacement therapy (Ig therapy)
- Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
- Nursing guidelines
- Primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD)
- Subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG)
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