What is the prognosis of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2018
  • Author: C Lucy Park, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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The prognosis for patients with common variable immunodeficiency is reasonably good unless severe autoimmune disease or malignancy develops and if intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) replacement therapy is started early before severe lung damage takes place (see Mortality/Morbidity).

The development of granulomatous-lymphocytic lung disease was associated with a worse prognosis and an increased prevalence of lymphoproliferative disease. [9]


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