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Treatment of Wegener’s Granulomatosis with Intravenous Immunoglobulin

  • Christiane Richter
  • Armin Schnabel
  • Elena Csernok
  • Eva Reinhold-Keller
  • Wolfgang L. Gross
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 336)

Abstract

We report about the treatment of eight patients with Wegener’s granulomatosis and one patient with systemic pANCA-associated vasculitis with a single course of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). In 5 of 9 patients (55%) this resulted in significant clinical improvement, in two patients a decrease of the ANCA-titre was seen.

Keywords

Intravenous Immunoglobulin Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Systemic Vasculitis Poor Responder Significant Clinical Improvement 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christiane Richter
    • 1
    • 2
  • Armin Schnabel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elena Csernok
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eva Reinhold-Keller
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wolfgang L. Gross
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of RheumatologyMedical University of LübeckGermany
  2. 2.Medical DepartmentRheumaklinik Bad Bramstedt GmbHGermany

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