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Immunodéficience commune variable: ce qu'il faut savoir [Common variable immune deficiency: what you need to know].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Common variable immune deficiency is the most frequent primary immune deficiency, characterized mainly by a disorder of B lymphocytes differentiation and a deficit in immunoglobulins. The clinical manifestations include recurrent infections, non-infectious lung and digestive involvements, autoimmune diseases, and an increased susceptibility to cancers. Recent breakthroughs have been made in the understanding of some genetic mechanisms of the disease. Replacement therapy with intravenous immunoglobulins remains the treatment of choice, which allows significant improvement in the survival and quality of life. However progress should be made in the understanding of the pathophysiology and in the early detection of this disease, since a delay in the diagnosis may have harmful consequences in terms of morbidity and mortality.
Common Variable Immunodeficiency/diagnosis, Common Variable Immunodeficiency/drug therapy, Disease Susceptibility, Humans, Immunoglobulin Isotypes/blood, Immunoglobulins, Intravenous/therapeutic use
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