What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2018
  • Author: C Lucy Park, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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In some patients with a severe autoimmune process, steroids or other immunosuppressive drugs may be needed. Use these drugs with caution and only in patients who have autoimmune disorders that cause significant clinical disease. In general, a short course of steroid therapy is well tolerated.


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