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?
Along with observing your symptoms like frequent illnesses, the general physician would also suggest you with tests like serum IgG levels testing, which should not be less than 4.5 Based on these tests, the treatment course is determined.
HOW IS COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY TREATED?
The treatment for this problem includes regular doses of intravenous immunoglobulins, which is done about 3-4 weeks. The individual may also be prescribed with other medicines to boost immunity and enhance resistance to diseases. Ig serum may also be given underneath the skin.
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It can also be cured with the help of bone marrow transplants.