Intravenous Immunoglobulın Therapy in Dermatology: An Update

Author(s): Seray Kulcu Cakmak, At l Cakmak, Muzeyyen Gonul, Arzu K l c, Ulker Gul.

Journal Name: Inflammation & Allergy - Drug Targets (Discontinued)
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Inflammation & Allergy)

Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 2013


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 article.

Keywords: Dermatology, intravenous immunoglobulin, mechanism of action, side effects, skin.

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Year: 2013
Page: [132 - 146]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/1871528111312020007
Price: $58

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