What is intravenous immunoglobulin, also known as IVIG or
intravenous gamma globulin?
IVIG is a blood product often given to people who have an
immune deficiency or an autoimmune illness, including immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). (A blood product is a substance
made from human blood.) IVIG is used to replace the part of the blood that
contains antibodies. Antibodies help fight infection.
How is IVIG made?
What are the benefits of IVIG?
How is IVIG given?
Can there be a reaction to IVIG?
What are the risks of IVIG?
Are there choices that work as well as IVIG?
Who should I call if I have questions?
If you have questions or concerns, please call your child's
primary care doctor.