Intravenous immunoglobulin in autoimmune neuromuscular diseases.

@article{Dalakas2004IntravenousII,
  title={Intravenous immunoglobulin in autoimmune neuromuscular diseases.},
  author={M. Dalakas},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={291 19},
  pages={
          2367-75
        }
}
  • M. Dalakas
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • CONTEXT Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) enhances immune homeostasis by modulating expression and function of Fc receptors, interfering with activation of complement and production of cytokines, providing anti-idiotypic antibodies, and affecting the activation and effector functions of T and B cells. These mechanisms may explain the effectiveness of IVIG in autoimmune neuromuscular disorders. OBJECTIVE To systematically review the current status of the treatment of autoimmune neuromuscular… CONTINUE READING
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