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Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy (AAAAI)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 02/24/2017
Some people suffer from infections because their immune system can’t make enough germ-fighting antibodies. A treatment known as immunoglobulin replacement (IgG) therapy can be a lifesaver for them. But other people receive the treatment even though they don’t need it. That’s not a good idea.
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