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Immunomodulatory Regimen Provides Long-term Tolerance to ERT in Children With Pompe, Study Shows

Adding a preventive short-course immunomodulatory regimen — rituximab, methotrexate, and intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) — to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) safely provides long-term protection from antibodies that can block ERT’s effectiveness in children with classic infantile Pompe disease, a study found. These findings highlight that the benefits…

Activities Underway for Newborn Screening Awareness Month

As it does each September during Newborn Screening Awareness Month, Baby’s First Test is sharing information and stories that highlight efforts throughout the U.S. to bring attention to newborn testing. Baby’s First Test is a program of Expecting Health, an organization focused on pregnancy and newborn health. The…

Allergic Reactions to ERT Can Be Managed for Continued Treatment, Study Indicates

Children receiving enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Pompe disease often experience immune reactions to treatment, presenting as rashes or severe allergy, sometimes after several successful infusions, a case series shows. While these hypersensitivity reactions can be avoided successfully with anti-allergy medications and longer infusion times in some patients, others…