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Immunoglobulins (also known as antibodies) play a vital role in the immune system. Immunoglobulins only occur naturally and cannot be made using synthetic chemicals. Immunoglobulin products are made out of immunoglobulins from plasma donated by healthy volunteers.
Immunoglobulin products are necessary for people whose immune systems don’t make enough of them or make ones that don’t work effectively. They are also important for the management of some autoimmune and inflammatory conditions where the immune system mistakenly attacks normal cells.
Managing your condition with immunoglobulin products
Immunoglobulins (also known as antibodies) play a vital role in the immune system. If you don’t make enough of them, you need immunoglobulin products to replace them, and keep you healthy. Immunoglobulin products are manufactured from blood plasma to treat people who do not make enough of their own immunoglobulins.
Low levels of immunoglobulins make it harder for your body to fight infections. This can happen because of a genetic problem that you were born with (primary immune deficiency) or that you acquired as a result of other illnesses or treatments.