You Can Make a Difference in the Administration of Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy

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Abstract

Intravenous immunoglobulin is a preparation of immune globulins containing antibodies given intravenously to patients with both inherited and acquired immunodeficiency disorders, such as primary immune deficiency diseases, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and bone marrow transplantation. This article discusses immune globulin products, routes of administration, and the role of the infusion nurse in the administration of intravenous immunoglobulin to the patient.

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