Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a fractioned blood product consisting of IgG antibodies which was first
used in antibody deficiency disorders. It is increasingly being used for several inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.
IVIG can also be used in a wide range of dermatological diseases which are difficult to treat including autoimmune
bullous skin diseases and toxic epidermal necrolysis. The use of IVIG in dermatological disorders is discussed in this
Keywords: Dermatology, intravenous immunoglobulin, mechanism of action, side effects, skin.
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