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Chapter-15 Intravenous Immunoglobulin and Biologicals in Childhood Dermatoses

BOOK TITLE: Pediatric Dermatology

Author
1. Mittal Asit
2. Mehta Sharad
3. Adya Keshavmurthy
ISBN
9789350252666
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11214_15
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
16
Author Affiliations
1. RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2. RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
3. SBMP Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka, India, Sri BM Patil Medical College, BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka, India, adya.murthy@gmail.com
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Abstract

This chapter provides detail description of Intravenous Immunoglobulin and biologicals in childhood dermatoses. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IG) therapy, preparation for intravenous (IV) therapy, mechanism of action of IV therapy, indications of IVIG, uses of IVIG in childhood dermatoses, biological agents, classification of biologicals, tumor necrosis factor-α and anti TNF-α biologicals, anti TNF-α for pediatric dermatoses and other biologicals used for children dermatoses are described in detail. 2 tables are included to highlight indications and uses of IVIG. 25 references are included at the end of the chapter to facilitate further reading.

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