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Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)


Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), also called hypogammaglobulinemia, is an inherited (genetic) condition in which a person's immune system has trouble producing antibodies. People with common variable immunodeficiency usually begin to develop frequent infections while in their teens or twenties.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Last RevisedDecember 30, 2011

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