intravenous gamma globulin has been shown to be effective short term therapy for thrombocytopaenia.
Children with chronic ITP can be treated with prednisone, immune globulin, or large doses of intravenous gamma globulin.
VZIG is produced as a gamma globulin from blood of recently infected individuals.
Treatment of XLA consists of regular intravenous doses of commercially prepared gamma globulin (sold under the trade names Gamimune or Gammagard) to ward off infections.
Prior to the era of gamma globulin and antibiotic treatment, approximately 90 percent of XLA individuals died before the age of eight.