Clin Exp Dermatol 2018 May 17. Epub 2018 May 17.
Dermatological Surgery and Laser Unit, St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's Hospital Cancer Centre, Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, Great Maze Pond, London, UK.
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is a solution of human IgG, salt, sugars and solvents, which is used to treat a multitude of diseases. Although IVIg has been known to treat many diseases safely and successfully, there are relatively few supporting randomized controlled trials. In this article, we review the biological mechanisms of IVIg in dermatological disorders and the practicalities of its use, including its mechanism of action, dosing, availability, costs and adverse effects. Read More