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Home Healthc Nurse. 2009 Feb;27(2):104-11; quiz 112-3. doi: 10.1097/01.NHH.0000346313.64380.da.

The nurse's role in administration of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy.

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Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA. Kirmse.jane@mayo.edu

Abstract

Intravenous immunoglobulin is a valuable therapeutic agent for many patients with primary immune deficiency disorders and for some with secondary immunodeficiency, and its use has expanded to other areas such as neurologic, hematologic, and infectious disorders. Nurses administer the majority of immunoglobulin. This article discusses indications for various immunoglobulin products available, potential adverse reactions, routes of administration, and the important role of the nurse in the administration of immunoglobulin.

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