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Question (04/25/2012):

Title: I was misdiagnosed with MS and my neurologist put me monthly IV infusions of Igg.

Could you help me with a recent problem?

I was misdiagnosed 10 years ago with MS and my neurologist put me on 30 grams monthly IV infusions of Igg for 6 years.

What would do that to a person who didn't need them because of misdiagnosis?

Answer:

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) contains Immunoglobulin G (IgG) which is an antibody molecule.

There have been several studies that have shown that IVIG has positive effects on MS, while others demonstrate no effect whatever in MS. Most of the trials have been small and not rigorous enough to "prove" anything one way or another in terms of effectiveness.

The most common side effect of IVIG is headache.

Some serious, but rare side effects of IVIG have been noted. These include: aseptic meningitis, thrombotic events and kidney dysfunction or failure.



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