Tag Archives: Immunodeficiency

IMMUNODEFICIENCY MAY BE COMPLICATED BY ASTHMA, ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes: It often takes a while before common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is diagnosed after the onset of symptoms.  Early on, its presentation can mimic asthma and allergic rhinitis with complications of recurrent infections.  It can evolve insidiously, so seeing … Continue reading

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IN RECURRENT UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS, DON’T ORDER THAT IMMUNE TEST JUST YET

FCAAIA Notes: Patients with immune deficiency disease do get any more viral upper respiratory tract infections than anyone else.  What they do get, is more frequent complications of those infections (ear and sinus infections and pneumonia). Most patients with recurrent … Continue reading

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THE AUTOIMMUNE CONUNDRUM IN COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISORDERS

FCAAIA Notes: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a relatively rare disorder, but it is the most common primary immunodeficiency presenting in adults. It got its name because it can present with recurrent infections in a variety of ways with a … Continue reading

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