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Let's Talk: Kelley and Connor Hodges

In January 2014, Kelley Hodges read an article in IG Living written by Terry Harville, MD, PhD, outlining how an antibody deficiency is diagnosed. Her interest was piqued because her formerly healthy 17-year-old son, Connor, had been diagnosed with Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and, later, common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). Because the family lived in a small town with limited access to specialty medical care, Kelley hoped Dr. Harville could offer some much-needed advice...
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Product Guide: When Apprehension Interferes with Infusions

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Sleep Disorders: When Counting Sheep Isn't Enough

CATCHING ZZZ'S is not always easy. Between 50 million and 70 million U.S. adults report having some sort of sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. And, of those millions of sleep-deprived Americans, a total of 48 percent reported snoring, 37.9 percent said they unintentionally fell asleep during the day and 4.7 percent admitted to dozing off while driving... full article (pdf)

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Reader: Is there a brand of IVIG that causes fewer side effects than others?

Abbie: It sounds like you may have developed aseptic meningitis from your infusion. Unfortunately, the only treatment for that is supportive such as hydration, pain medications and time. Before switching to another brand of IVIG, you might also try other approaches such as...
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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,

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

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