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Intravenous therapy with human immunoglobulins.
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For the indications listed here, there are guideline recommendations with varying degrees of evidence.
- Dermatomyositis (polymyositis) Level of evidence Ib
- Severe forms of systemic lupus erythematosus
- ANCA negative vasculitis
- Severe forms of blistering autoimmune diseases (level of evidence Ib)
- Pyoderma gangraenosum
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)
- livedo racemosa
- autoimmunological urticaria
- Kawasaki Syndrome
- Casuistic articles have been published on pemphigus vulgaris, Arndt-Gottron scleromyxedema and CREST syndrome.
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0,2-1,0 (up to 2,0 g) g/kg bw i.v. over several days (guideline standard dosage: 2g/kg bw over 2-5 days).
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- Topf S et al. (2007) Significant improvement of a scleromyxedema Arndt-Gottron by high-dose intravenous immunoglobulins. Dermatologist 58: 525-528