Human immunoglobulin is a sterile solution made from human plasma. Diseases such as primary immunodeficiency are treated by administering human immunoglobulin through intravenous injection (IGIV). Human immunoglobulin also helps in increasing the platelets (blood clotting cells) in people with immune thrombocytopenic purpura and prevents infections in people with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Patients of Kawasaki syndrome are administered human immunoglobulin to prevent aneurysm caused due to weakening of the main artery in the heart.

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