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COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY
This condition is caused due to gene mutation which causes a kind of primary immunodeficiency. It also shows low levels of proteins in the body, which are antibodies known as immunoglobulins. This reduces the body’s capacity to fight any toxins or microorganisms that attack the body. This condition can also put the patient at increased risk of cancer.
HOW IS COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY DIAGNOSED?
A specialist from the Immunology department or the general physician will usually carry out the diagnosis based on the symptoms. A physical examination as well as several lab tests to check the blood and urine will be carried out. The IgG, IgA and other related levels will be checked for diagnosis.
HOW IS COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY TREATED?
Ig replacement therapy is the primary treatment method for Common Variable Immunodeficiency. This treatment is either carried out through IV or subcutaneous absorption. Inpatient treatment may be required for patients for whom manifestation of infection due to CVID is similar.
DID YOU KNOW?
CVID has an estimated prevalence of about 1,50,000 in Caucasians