NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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IVIG
A substance made from antibodies that have been taken from the blood of many healthy donors. It is given to a patient through a needle or tube inserted into a vein. IVIGs are used to treat certain types of immune disorders in which there are low amounts of antibodies in the blood. They are also used to treat many different autoimmune disorders, infections, or other conditions. They may also be used to help prevent infections in patients who have had a stem cell or organ transplant. IVIGs are a type of immunotherapy. Also called intravenous immunoglobulin.