The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Decreased antibody level in blood||90%|
|Recurrent respiratory infections||90%|
|Abnormality of the bronchi||50%|
|Elevated hepatic transaminases||50%|
|Gastrointestinal stroma tumor||7.5%|
|Neoplasm of the stomach||7.5%|
|Restrictive ventilatory defect||7.5%|
|Autosomal recessive inheritance||-|
|Impaired T cell function||-|
|Recurrent bacterial infections||-|
|Recurrent otitis media||-|
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Workshop on Registries for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Tuesday, November 19, 1996
Location: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Contact: Dr. Howard Dickler(301) 496-7104
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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I have CVID and I am currently expecting my second child. I breastfed my first for 6 months, however, this was before my diagnosis. Is it worth me feeding a second time? Will the Ig from my replacement therapy be passed on to my child in my milk, or would they get more nutrition with formula milk? See answer
My daughter was diagnosed late at 38 and she is now almost 45. She now only has a little energy for a few hours a day. What is the life expectancy? See answer
Does CVID affect pregnancy? Is there any risk in conceiving, or carrying a baby to full term? See answer
Do you have any information about CVID? How does one contract this disease? Is there any cure or treatment for this disease? My husband has been told he has this disease and has been getting IVIG infusions, but he seems to be getting sicker every time he goes. The last two times he had to have 2 units of red blood. Is this normal? See answer