Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)

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

Last Updated: June 12, 2008

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology

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