IVIG and Intralipid therapy


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Reply Posted on: Apr 2, 2014 at 6:07pm
HI Dr. Braverman,

I am a patient with moderate-severe endometreosis, had a resection for treatment. Have immune issues with TNF, interleuken, high NK activity and cytokines. Currently using IL for an FET. Is IVIG better in this case to protect the embryo. Does IL form a shield or just reduce NK cell activity? What helps you decide which one to use? Thank you.


Dr. Braverman

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RE: IVIG and Intralipid therapy Posted on: Apr 2, 2014 at 7:26pm
What I have learned is that endometriosis can be associated with several autoimmune issues , most notably Hashimotos thyroid disease. The treatments we offer are based on our diagnosis of the underlying immune issues not just the superficial immune fidnings. IL does not "cover' paternal antigen as does IVIG but you may not need that. I would not know without getting all of our immune testing done on you (I doubt you have had full testing done). As a rule IL does not lower cytokines(by the way TNF and interleuken are cytokines).
I can say that at a minimum you do need the IL however.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.