Learn More About Common Variable Immunodeficiency

Overview

Learn More About Common Variable Immunodeficiency

One of the first steps after a common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) diagnosis is understanding the condition. Diplomat is here to help. 

Overview

Patients with common variable immunodeficiency are more prone to sickness than the rest of the population. This is due to a low level of immune globulin (antibodies), possibly due to a genetic defect.

CVID, also known as hypogammaglobulinemia, typically is diagnosed within a child’s first year. As the mother’s protective antibodies wear off, the infant becomes susceptible to bacterial infection. Common infections include respiratory illness, gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune diseases.

Regular treatment can help CVID patients live normal, healthy lifestyles.

Sources

Mayo Clinic

Ontario Association of Pediatrics

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