Which medications in the drug class Immune Globulin are used in the treatment of Cytomegalovirus (CMV)?

Updated: Jul 07, 2021
  • Author: Ricardo Cedeno-Mendoza, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Immune Globulin

Consists of administration of immunoglobulin pooled from serum of immunized subjects.

Cytomegalovirus immune globulin (CMV IG)

CMV immune globulin (CMV-IG) is a preparation of immunoglobulin derived from pooled healthy blood donors with high CMV titers; administration provides a passive source of antibodies against cytomegalovirus. It is used for CMV pneumonia treatment. It may also be used for CMV prophylaxis in heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas transplant recipients, in addition to ganciclovir.


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