Which medications in the drug class Immune Globulins are used in the treatment of Erythema Infectiosum?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Immune Globulins

Immunoglobulin is helpful in chronic aplastic crisis or infected, immunocompromised patients. No evidence indicates that IVIG is beneficial in pregnant women with human parvovirus (PV) B19 infection.

Immunoglobulin, intravenous (Octagam, Privigen, Gammagard S/D)

IVIG neutralizes circulating myelin antibodies via anti-idiotypic antibodies, down-regulates proinflammatory cytokines (including interferon-gamma), blocks Fc receptors on macrophages, suppresses inducer T and B cells, augments suppressor T cells, blocks complement cascade, promotes remyelination, and increases IgG in cerebrospinal fluid by 10%.


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