Restore your body’s ability to fight infections with immunoglobulin replacement therapy
If you suffer from an immune deficiency disease, recurrent, severe, or hard-to-cure infections are a fact of life for you. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be true forever. Treatments like immunoglobulin replacement therapy can help boost your body’s ability to fight infections by replacing missing immune system antibodies.
How Does Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy Work?
Immunoglobulin (IgG) contains important antibodies that help to fight infections. It is normally found in abundance in the blood plasma of healthy individuals, but individuals with certain immune deficiency disorders do not have enough IgG. Immunoglobulin replacement therapy seeks to correct this situation by introducing IgG made from purified donated plasma into the patient’s system.
Immunoglobulin replacement therapy can be administered either intravenously or subcutaneously. With the IV option, treatment is required once a month, but when the therapy is delivered under the skin, treatments must be done every week. Both methods of IgG delivery are proven effective at replacing IgG to the level necessary to fight infections.
Immunoglobulin replacement therapy is not administered at our office, but we will still be actively involved in the creation and monitoring of your treatment plan. We can partner with your specialty pharmacy to have the treatments provided in the comfort of your own home, or recommend an infusion center to administer the treatments.
Why Choose Us
At Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Medical Group, all of our doctors are board certified in Immunology. We have the skills and experience needed to diagnose immune deficiency conditions and help you find the best possible treatment plan for your symptoms. We also have excellent contacts with relevant specialists to enable us to provide patients with the best possible care in collaboration with other doctors as needed.
Ready to learn more about improving your immune system with immunoglobulin replacement therapy? Contact us today to set up your appointment.