In a patient suffering from histologically-documented immuno-mediated chronic active hepatitis, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment was initiated as an obligatory alternative therapy because of femur head aseptic necrosis which had followed long-term therapy with steroids. The first cycle of IVIG was followed by remission of most symptoms, normalization of liver enzymes, disappearance of circulating immunecomplexes (CIC), and a negative lupus band test. Improvement in the patient's condition was demonstrated, in liver histology, by the disappearance of peri-portal mononuclear cells infiltrates, while immunohistochemistry showed the disappearance of the intracellular IgG deposits.

Efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in a case of autoimmune-mediated chronic active hepatitis

CARMASSI, FRANCO;Pistelli F;BEVILACQUA, GENEROSO;ANTONELLI, ALESSANDRO;MARIANI, GIULIANO
1992

Abstract

In a patient suffering from histologically-documented immuno-mediated chronic active hepatitis, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment was initiated as an obligatory alternative therapy because of femur head aseptic necrosis which had followed long-term therapy with steroids. The first cycle of IVIG was followed by remission of most symptoms, normalization of liver enzymes, disappearance of circulating immunecomplexes (CIC), and a negative lupus band test. Improvement in the patient's condition was demonstrated, in liver histology, by the disappearance of peri-portal mononuclear cells infiltrates, while immunohistochemistry showed the disappearance of the intracellular IgG deposits.
Carmassi, Franco; Morale, M; Puccetti, R; Pistelli, F; Palla, R; Bevilacqua, Generoso; Viacava, P; Antonelli, Alessandro; Mariani, Giuliano
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11568/202649
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 3
  • Scopus 16
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 13
social impact