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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Common variable immunodeficiency


Other Names for this Disease
  • CVID
  • Common variable hypogamma-globulinemia
  • Hypogamma-globulinemia, acquired
  • Immunoglobulin deficiency, late-onset
  • Common variable immune deficiency
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Your Questions Answered


4 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • 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? Click here for 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? Click here for answer

  • Does CVID affect pregnancy? Is there any risk in conceiving, or carrying a baby to full term? Click here for 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? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • CVID
  • Common variable hypogamma-globulinemia
  • Hypogamma-globulinemia, acquired
  • Immunoglobulin deficiency, late-onset
  • Common variable immune deficiency
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.