Hypogammaglobulinemia: therapeutic rationale.
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Hypogammaglobulinemia is a feature of several B-cell disorders and is manifested clinically by recurrent infection, most commonly chronic upper and lower respiratory tract disease. Immunoglobulin replacement therapy is available, with at least four different routes of administration. There are as yet no convincing data that allow comparison of the cost-effectiveness of these methods. However, by individualizing therapy for each patient, it is possible to prevent life-threatening acute infections, reduce the severity of chronic upper and lower respiratory tract disease, improve pulmonary function and achieve normal levels of IgG. These are the currently acceptable goals of therapy in patients with hypogammaglobulinemia.
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