Acute stroke with high-dose intravenous immune globulin.

PURPOSE A case of acute stroke in a patient who was receiving high-dose intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) for dermatomyositis is reported. SUMMARY A 43-year-old woman presented with overwhelming proximal weakness and myalgias, swelling in her hands, facial and knee rash, generalized fatigue, numbness in her left arm, and lower-back pain. Physical… CONTINUE READING