IVIg and neurological problems

August 26, 2006 at 2:20 am


Do you have a source for the CDC letter? I would love to see the letter, so that I know exactly what it says when I tell my neurologist to bloody well ignore it.

I realize that the FDA has only approved IVIg for a very limited number of diseases/conditions. For whatever reason, those diseases warranted the full-up clinical trials necessary to gain approval. For GBS/CIDP, there probably isn’t enough incentive to do the full clinical trials. So, in all likelihood, IVIg won’t be approved for neurological uses anytime soon.

Still, there is enough evidence that it is useful, if not necessarily safe and effective per FDA definitions, that the CDC should not try to prevent its use for these conditions.