IG Living Advocate Podcast

Every quarter IG Living will hold a podcast on a topic that affects those with autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders. Industry experts will share the latest immune globulin (IG) news and information and answer questions from our community.

Podcasts will cover topics like the increased demand for IG products, Medicare, IG side effects, and reimbursement. more info

Listen to the episode The Increased Demand for Immune Globulin Products and Its Effects on Patient Access.

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Let's Talk: Heidi Plavecsky

As a patient advocate for the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) and a primary immunodeficiency disease (PI) patient, Heidi has been privileged to serve alongside her mother and son who is also a PI patient. Noting that career options for patients with PI have expanded significantly since she was a young adult, Heidi is currently pursuing her nursing degree...
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Product Guide: Managing IVIG Adverse Effects

Product Guide

Managing IVIG Adverse Effects

Intravenous Immune globulin (IVIG) is a very effective treatment that frequently provides disease improvement for people who have suffered years of misdiagnosis and medications that did not help. For some people such as those with primary immunodeficiency, IG therapy is the only treatment for their condition. But, because IVIG evokes an immune response, side effects can be expected. Fortunately, there are ways to mitigate and even eliminate them. Additionally, there are more serious reactions that are rare, so it's imperative to understand what these are and how to take steps to decrease their occurrence... full article (pdf)

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Ask the Experts

Reader: Do children with PANDAS need to be isolated from unvaccinated individuals?

Abbie: I spoke with Terry O. Harville, MD, PhD, medical director of the Special Immunology Laboratory at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, about your concern. He said PANDAS is associated with streptococcus, which is treated by... full article (pdf)

Meet the Staff

Cheryl Brooks
Assistant Editor

Abbie Cornett
Patient Advocate

Advisory Board

Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego

Terry O. Harville,
MD, PhD

Medical Director Special Immunology Laboratory University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona

Fred Modell
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego