Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)
by Nidhi Shah, MD on
Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) is a concentrate of pooled immunoglobulins derived from plasma donors. Its unique mechanism of action expands the utility of the medication to a variety of conditions. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at IVIG, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of dermatologic conditions including dermatomyositis, Kawasaki disease, ITP, and …
Skin Pustules – Friday Pop Quiz 1/20/2023
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A patient comes in with the rash pictured below consisting of pustules in an annular or polycyclic configuration. What type of paraproteinemia can this disorder be associated with and thus a workup should be initiated for? A. IgG kappa B. IgG lambda C. IgA D. IgM E. IgD To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.    Brought to you by our brand …
Lichen Myxedematosus
Lichen Myxedematosus
Lichen myxedematosus (LM) is an idiopathic cutaneous mucinosis, commonly described as localized scleromyxedema. In contrast to scleromyxedema, there is typically no systemic involvement. Treatment options are limited and spontaneous resolution has been reported. JDD authors Amaris Geisler BS, Mojgan Hosseinipour DO, Nikki S. Vyas MD, Robert Phelps MD, Charles Gropper MD, and Cindy Hoffman DO p …