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February 1989

Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy in Human Immunodeficiency Virus—Associated Thrombocytopenia-Reply

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(2):467. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390020151037

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In Reply.—With regard to Fisher's letter, we agree that outpatient therapy with intravenously administered immunoglobulin is both feasible and less costly than in-hospital treatment for human immunodeficiency virus—associated thrombocytopenia. Indeed, since publication of our article, we have treated some outpatients with intravenously administered immunoglobulin in a dose of 50 g given over a six-hour period as a single infusion, repeating this dose as clinically indicated.

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