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IgM-enriched Immunoglobulins in Sepsis

  • F. Esen
  • S. Tugrul

Abstract

The role of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs) as an adjunctive treatment in sepsis has been a subject of debate for years. The main critique has been the lack of randomized trials of adequate size showing the effect of IVIGs on outcome. For that reason, many of the guidelines on sepsis have not addressed the use of IVIG treatment. Likewise, the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines [1] did not consider the use of immunoglobulins in adult patients with sepsis.

Keywords

Severe Sepsis IVIG Treatment Critical Illness Polyneuropathy Immunoglobulin Preparation Severe Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Esen
    • 1
  • S. Tugrul
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medical Faculty of IstanbulUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey

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