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Mother desperate after insurance denies son’s treatment for coverage with serious brain disease

Published: May. 17, 2024 at 9:51 AM EDT|Updated: May. 22, 2024 at 3:48 PM EDT

“IVIG is intravenous immunoglobulins or immune cells that go in and will fight the STREP,” said Nelson. “It will help the immune system go after this situation of the immune system attacking the brain.”

But it’s pricey. Nelson said a few rounds of IVIG can range from $5,000-$20,000. Nelson said in some cases, the disease can relapse and often IVIG is not covered by insurance.

“We’ve had parents dip into their retirement funds, going into other funds. They will spend 6 figures on their child easily just in IVIG,” said Nelson.”

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