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BayGam (immune globulin) should not be given to persons with isolated immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency. Such persons have the potential for developing antibodies to IgA and could have anaphylactic reactions to subsequent administration of blood products that contain IgA.9 BayGam (immune globulin) should not be administered to patients who have severe thrombocytopenia or any coagulation disorder that would contraindicate intramuscular injections.
9. Fudenberg HH: Sensitization to immunoglobulins and hazards of gamma globulin therapy. In: Merler E (ed.): Immunoglobulins: biologic aspects and clinical uses. Washington DC, Nat Acad Sci, 1970, pp 211-20.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/13/2008
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