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Common variable immunodeficiency in a patient with suspected sarcoidosis

Katarzyna Modrzewska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Renata Langfort, Karina Oniszh, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2009;77(1):91-97.

open access

Vol 77, No 1 (2009)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-12-19
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Common variable immunodeficiency is a primary immunodeficiency disease, characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia, low serum immunoglobulin concentrations, and recurrent bacterial infections of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. We report on a 33-year-old patient with suspected sarcoidosis, diagnosed on the basis of an open lung biopsy, who was admitted to the National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute because of severe pneumonia and streptococcal sepsis. During diagnostics based on typical, clinical and laboratory features, CVID was diagnosed. The antibiotic treatment was successfully administered and the patient was directed to supplementary treatment.

Abstract

Common variable immunodeficiency is a primary immunodeficiency disease, characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia, low serum immunoglobulin concentrations, and recurrent bacterial infections of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. We report on a 33-year-old patient with suspected sarcoidosis, diagnosed on the basis of an open lung biopsy, who was admitted to the National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute because of severe pneumonia and streptococcal sepsis. During diagnostics based on typical, clinical and laboratory features, CVID was diagnosed. The antibiotic treatment was successfully administered and the patient was directed to supplementary treatment.
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Keywords

common variable immunodeficiency; granulomatous disease; hypogammaglobulinemia; pneumonia

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Title

Common variable immunodeficiency in a patient with suspected sarcoidosis

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 77, No 1 (2009)

Pages

91-97

Published online

2008-12-19

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2009;77(1):91-97.

Keywords

common variable immunodeficiency
granulomatous disease
hypogammaglobulinemia
pneumonia

Authors

Katarzyna Modrzewska
Elżbieta Wiatr
Renata Langfort
Karina Oniszh
Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż

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