IVIG: What Families Need to Know

In this session, learn about IVIG (immunoglobulin therapy administered by vein):

  • What is IVIG?
  • When do doctors consider IVIG as a treatment?
  • What can you and your child expect during an infusion?
  • What are the tips for the day of the IVIG treatment?
  • What do you need to know about insurance?

This session features:

  • Dr. Fatma Dedeoglu of Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Huub Kreuwel PhD, of Octapharma Plasma
  • Patient advocate, Michelle Vogel, of CSI Pharmacy

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

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