Immunoglobulin D Deficiency Medication

Updated: Sep 13, 2016
  • Author: Camellia L Hernandez, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Isolated IgD deficiency does not require treatment. Specifically, intravenous or subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy is not indicated. Such immunoglobulin replacement should be considered only if an associated immunodeficiency (eg, common variable immunodeficiency) is present, which is normally treated with immunoglobulin replacement. If immunoglobulin replacement therapy is indicated, see Hypogammaglobulinemia for detailed information on dosage, contraindications, drug interactions, and precautions.

Promptly treat any infections with appropriate antibiotics. Dosage, route, and duration of therapy depend on the suspected pathogen, specific drug chosen, and response to therapy. Check the monograph of a particular antibiotic for detailed information concerning contraindications, drug interactions, and precautions.