Polyvalent immunoglobulins – Part 1: A rapid review

Bourgeois J, Fairon N, San Miguel L
Record ID 32018000466
Authors' objectives: The Belgian authorities have requested the support of KCE in completing an update of the 2009 report18 and more specifically, to offer recommendations regarding the indications in which Ig are most effective, as well as approximations to the required quantity of Ig needed to respond to patient needs in those indications.
Authors' results and conclusions: The area of Ig appears to be expanding in a context of limited supply. Evidence appears to show that this therapy offers clinical benefits in a number of (often rare) indications. However, given the rarity of these diseases, the evidence and in particular the number and size of RCTs appears to be limited and presents methodological limitations worth considering. Countries facing similar challenges (have or) are putting in place frequently updated data registrations systems which allow a continuous evaluation of this complicated and rapidly evolving area. Efforts are currently being placed on the development of international registries (e.g. the European PID registry), which could help future research and evidence generation on larger patient pools. Important questions remain regarding usage in Belgium, which will be the subject of a second KCE report on this topic, to be published next year.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2019
URL for published report: https://kce.fgov.be/pdf/327C
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Rapid Review
Country: Belgium
MeSH Terms
  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
  • Immune System Diseases
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
  • Belgium
Organisation Name: Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre
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Copyright: Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE)
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