Inclusion body myositis: treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin.

  title={Inclusion body myositis: treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin.},
  author={Anthony A. Amato and Richard J Barohn and Carlayne E. Jackson and Eric J. Pappert and Zarife Sahenk and John T. Kissel},
  volume={44 8},
We report the results of nine patients with inclusion body myositis treated with intravenous immunoglobulin in an open-label uncontrolled study. None of our patients improved on objective manual muscle testing or functional disability scores. One patient developed mild neutropenia, complicating the intravenous immunoglobulin treatment. Our results do not exclude the possibility that intravenous immunoglobulin could be beneficial in some patients by slowing the rate of deterioration or perhaps… CONTINUE READING