How are chronic lung diseases treated in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2018
  • Author: C Lucy Park, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Specific therapy directed to involved organs should be based on clinical manifestations and nature of the disease. Patients with common variable immunodeficiency and chronic lung disease frequently manifest airway obstructive disease indistinguishable from asthma. These patients may require inhaled corticosteroids and other long-term asthma medications along with albuterol therapy as needed. Patients with bronchiectasis may benefit from mucolytic inhalation therapy and chest physiotherapy.


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