Common Variable Immunodeficiency

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Common Variable Immunodeficiency

Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a group of disorders in which the immune system cannot make antibodies in response to foreign substances that cause infection. The main feature that separates CVID from other immunodeficiencies is low levels of two specific antibodies, immunoglobulin A (IgA) and immunoglobulin G (IgG). People with CVID get more frequent infections, particularly in the sinuses, lungs, and digestive tract. Symptoms most commonly begin in early adulthood, but have been found in children as young as age two. While in most cases the cause of CVID is unknown, the condition has been associated with mutations in at least 10 genes. About 10% of affected people have mutations in the TNFRSF13B gene. The main treatment for CVID is Ig replacement therapy, which stops the cycle of recurrent infections.
 

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Immune Deficiency Foundation

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research.

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Common Variable Immunodeficiency" for support, advocacy or research.

Immune Deficiency Foundation

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research.

http://www.primaryimmune.org

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Common Variable Immunodeficiency" returned 303 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical and immunological features of common variable immunodeficiency in China.
 

Author(s): Lian-Jun Lin, Yu-Chuan Wang, Xin-Min Liu

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2015 Feb;128(3):310-5.

 

Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is one of the most common symptomatic primary immunodeficiency syndromes. The purpose of this article was to broaden our knowledge about CVID for better diagnosis and treatment.

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2015

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RAC2 loss-of-function mutation in 2 siblings with characteristics of common variable immunodeficiency.
 

Author(s): Omar K Alkhairy, Nima Rezaei, Robert R Graham, Hassan Abolhassani, Stephan Borte, Kjell Hultenby, Chenglin Wu, Asghar Aghamohammadi, David A Williams, Timothy W Behrens, Lennart Hammarström, Qiang Pan-Hammarström

Journal: J. Allergy Clin. Immunol.. 2015 May;135(5):1380-4.e1-5.

 

Last Updated: 9 May 2015

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Modulation of adaptive immune response following intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in common variable immunodeficiency.
 

Author(s): Marzia Dolcino, Antonio Puccetti, Andrea Ottria, Alessandro Barbieri, Giuseppe Patuzzo, Claudio Lunardi

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Oct;16(10):648-50.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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The terms "Common Variable Immunodeficiency" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lymphoproliferative disease and cancer among patients with common variable immunodeficiency.
 

Author(s): S Gangemi, A Allegra, C Musolino

Journal: Leuk. Res.. 2015 Apr;39(4):389-96.

 

Innate immune deficiencies are a heterogeneous group of genetically inherited diseases affecting the innate and adaptive immune systems that confer susceptibility to infection, autoimmunity, and cancer. This review discusses the latest insights into the links between common variable ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2015

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The many faces of common variable immunodeficiency.
 

Author(s): Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles

Journal: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2012 ;2012():301-5.

 

Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a rare immune deficiency characterized by low levels of serum IgG, IgA, and/or IgM, with a loss of Ab production. The diagnosis is most commonly made in adults between the ages of 20 and 40 years, but both children and much older adults can ...

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Chipping away at a mountain: genomic studies in common variable immunodeficiency.
 

Author(s): Michael D Keller, Soma Jyonouchi

Journal: Autoimmun Rev. 2013 Apr;12(6):687-9.

 

Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) represents one of the most frequently diagnosed disorders of the immune system. Though several causative and associated genes have been identified, the origins of most cases remain unknown. Diagnostic delay is common due to the gradual evolution ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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Lymphocyte Immunophenotyping in Common Variable Immunodeficiency
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Common Variable Immunodeficiency; Granulomatous Disease; Bronchiectasis; Immunoglobulin Treatment

 

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2010

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Pharmacokinetics (PK) and Safety of Subgam®VF in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Immune Deficiency Disorders; Common Variable Immunodeficiency; X-linked Agammaglobulinaemia; Hyperimmunoglobulin M Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2015

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