Reader Teleconference:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4pm PT.

Connect with others and get your questions answered from experts on a variety of topics related to living with a chronic illness.

Topic: IVIG updates for 2018
Guest Speaker: Leslie J. Vaughan, RPh

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Let's Talk: Julian Vilaranda

Julian Vilaranda, who was diagnosed with PANDAS in 2015, continued to be plagued by symptoms despite treatments. Now, with IVIG therapy, he is showing positive change, and he and his family have hope for his future.... more

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Reader: Does Chemotherapy Cause Long-Term Low IgG Levels?

Leslie: Cladribine does cause a reduction in both T cells and B cells, so it would make sense you would have low IgG levels around the time of chemotherapy. While we were unable to locate articles that discuss the long-term reduction of B cells secondary to the use of cladribine, there is a lot of... more

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Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego

Erika Lawrence, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Psychology University of Iowa

Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona

Fred Modell
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego

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