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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 15, No. 3, 2011, pp. 179-181
Bioline Code: cm11045
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2011, pp. 179-181

 en Primary immune deficiency in the intensive care unit: It is never too late to diagnose and treat
Dagaonkar, Rucha S.; Sen, Tiyas; Udwadia, Zarir F. & Desai, Mukesh B.

Abstract

Common variable immunodeficiency disorders (CVIDs), a heterogeneous group of primary immune deficiencies, can present at all age. Our patient with a hitherto undiagnosed CVID, symptomatic since middle ages, presented with severe pneumonia. Specific management of his CVID in addition to standard therapy was life-saving.

Keywords
Adult primary immune deficiency, common variable immune deficiency, intravenous immunoglobulin, late onset common immunodeficiency, non-resolving pneumonia

 
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