Why/How does IVIG work?

July 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I’ve read enough posts on this forum to reckon that almost nobody has the same disease manifestations nor do they have identical response to IVIG.

The JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) which has strict “Conditions of Use” and “Copyright” restrictions has a good article about this dated 2004. They do not allow posting their data to an electronic bulletin board.

“[U]Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Autoimmune Neuromuscular Diseases
[/U] Marinos C. Dalakas, MD JAMA. 2004;291:2367-2375.”

Bring your brain, and a cup of coffee, when you read this article.

I’d like to direct your attention to Figure 1 and the details in the blue boxes. In particular see boxes C, D & E. So, it seems, you might have one, more, or all of these problems.

The article is here: [url]http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/291/19/2367[/url]

p.s. I’m still reading this one….