A growing number of medical literature suggests the use of IVIG for polymyositis. IVIG may be particularly beneficial in chronic, treatment-resistant cases. Corticosteroids and immunosuppressants are the first-line treatment for polymyositis (PM). However, they may cause severe side effects. Moreover, many
Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) are both neurological disorders in which the body’s immune system attacks its own nerves and can lead to paralysis. While both disorders have similar symptoms, they differ in duration
Surgery for myasthenia gravis—thymectomy—may be an option if your symptoms are caused by an enlarged thymus. It is the standard treatment if you have a thymus tumor (thymoma). The thymus gland produces infection-fighting white blood cells called T cells, and the
Ankylosing spondylitis (pronounced as ank-ee-lo-zing spon-dee-li-tus) or AS is a form of chronic inflammatory arthritis that predominantly affects your spine — a bony structure that provides your body shape and posture. The term “ankylosing” means stiffness; “spondyl” pertains to the
High-dose IVIG for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is promising, but its use is still considered investigational. It is well established that IVIG regulates your immune response. Moreover, serious toxicity is infrequent with IVIG therapy. Both these factors make it an attractive alternative
If you or your loved one is diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), it may be beneficial to focus on your daily diet. Incorporating a healthy, well-balanced diet into your lifestyle could help to reduce the symptoms of CIDP.
Ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG) is a subtype of myasthenia gravis (MG) characterized by the weakening of specific muscles responsible for regulating the movement of your eyes and eyelids. Unlike myasthenia gravis, which broadly affects the skeletal muscles you can control,
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Without proper treatment, it can lead to debilitating complications and make life difficult. IVIG is one of the most promising treatments for lupus that has emerged in recent years.
IVIG, or intravenous immunoglobulin, is a parenteral drug treatment containing healthy antibodies obtained from donors. It possesses immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects, which help treat neuropathy, a condition that causes nerve tingling, pain, and numbness. IVIG is used to treat several
The use of IVIG for infertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure is common in the U.S., unlike in other developed nations. So, what makes IVIG so attractive? This article explains when IVIG may be an option for infertility. You will