MedPage Today - "Anemia a Risk with Low-Dose IVIG, Too"
Even small doses of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) can cause acute, severe anemia, researchers warned. Two such cases in Guillain-Barré syndrome patients after a total dose of only 125 to 225 g of IVIG each were reported by Sofya Pintova, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues. "Physicians should be aware of these rare sequelae so they will be prepared to manage them," the group wrote in the September 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Learn more