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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179--181

Primary immune deficiency in the intensive care unit: It is never too late to diagnose and treat

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, P D Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, India
2 Paed Haematology, Oncology, B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.84903

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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.


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