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Intravenous immunoglobulin may reduce relapse frequency in neuromyelitis optica: STUDY














































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Abstract

Objectives:
To evaluate the use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in preventing relapses in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and its spectrum disorders (NMOSDs).

Methods:
Six NMO/NMOSD patients who were treated with IVIG induction dose followed by 2- to 3- monthly infusions were retrospectively identified. Annualized relapse rates (ARR) and Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) pre- and post-IVIG were recorded.

Results:
Median number of relapses and median ARR significantly reduced from 8.0 to 1.0 and 0.75 to 0.15 (p < 0.05) respectively. Median EDSS of 6.5 remained the same. Median duration of treatment was 4.0 years.

Conclusion:
IVIG may be used to reduce the relapse frequency in patients with NMO/NMOSD.


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