[Role of IVIG in modern neonatology]
|Postepy Hig Med Dosw. 2002;56 Suppl:103-26.|
- [Article in Polish]
Gajewska E, Czyzewska M, Szafranska A, Lachowska M.
Klinika Neonatologii Akademii Medycznej we Wroclawiu.
A newborn presents capacity to respond to specific antigens, but his immune system is still immature. Deficiency of immune function in the neonate is concerned with both innate and acquired immunity and provides to higher morbidity and mortality at this age of life. Therefore many multicentral studies on this field are performed. In the first part of the paper the authors present the development of humoral response and the role of immunoglobulins in infections of fetuses and newborns. The second part contains current views on immunoglobulin therapy in these children.
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PMID: 12661420 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]