Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

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Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

2015, vol. 24, nr 1, January-February, p. 153–159

doi: 10.17219/acem/28626

Publication type: review article

Language: English

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Immunoglobulins and Their Use in Children

Paweł Łaguna1,D, Sydonia Gołębiowska-Staroszczyk1,D, Maciej Trzaska2,D, Małgorzata Grabarczyk1,D, Michał Matysiak1,D

1 Department of Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

2 Octapharma, Poland

Abstract

Immunoglobulin preparations are one of the products of the human plasma fractionation, where the plasma is obtained, in accordance with WHO guidelines from at least 1,000 donors. These preparations contain all IgG subclasses with various antigen characteristics. In clinical practice these drugs are used as replacement therapy in patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies as well as immunomodulatory therapy in many autoimmune diseases and systemic inflammatory diseases. Here we present characteristics of i.v. polyvalent, human immunoglobulin preparations available on the Polish market and the possibilities of their use in clinical practice, in children with hematological diseases. Considering the very low consumption of immunoglobulin preparations in our country as compared to other European countries, we would like to draw the attention of medical professionals, especially pediatricians and haematologists, to the benefits that stem from the use of these drugs in the therapy of children with haematological diseases. Our work will also facilitate the choice of an optimal polyvalent human immunoglobulin preparation for a particular patient.

Key words

i.v. immunoglobulin preparations, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, children.

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