Infusion of intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) may be followed by an acute infusion reaction.
Clinical features of the acute infusion reaction:
(5) nausea and vomiting
The onset is usually within 1 hour of starting the infusion.
Symptoms using resolve within 30 minutes. The infusion often can be continued at a slower rate of infusion.
(1) rapid infusion
(2) infusion of a large dose
(3) failure to respond to symptoms (reduce infusion rate or discontinue until symptoms subside)
Need to consider other acute reactions to IVIG:
(2) renal failure
(3) aseptic meningitis
(4) acute lung injury
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Specialty: Clinical Laboratory