Which malignancies may be present in common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In patients with CVID, the risk of certain malignancies is high.

Lymphomas of a B-cell phenotype are of particular concern.

Malignancy is most likely associated with the Epstein-Barr virus.

The risk of gastric carcinoma is almost 50 times greater in patients with CVID than in other individuals.

Malignant melanomas are reported.


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