Jan 1, 1977

Treatment of agammaglobulinemia in the adult; report of 9 cases

Le Poumon et le coeur
B GuignotP Galy

Abstract

The study of 9 cases of agammaglobulinemia in the adult shows the classical symptomatology of these diseases. The evolutive study deals with too small a series to demonstrate statistically the superiority of the substitutive treatment over a simple chemo-therapeutic prevention of the infection, but nevertheless it shows : 1) that prognosis is bad only in cases of gross anatomical and physiological alterations and when they are the sole responsible for a fatal evolution; 2) that the substitutive treatment is only really efficient when given at high doses; the minimum dose of 250 mg per day seems advisable.

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Intravenous Injections
Dose-Response Relationship, Immunologic
Gamma globulin
Lung Diseases
Hypogammaglobulinemia
Agammaglobulinemia
Intramuscular Injection

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