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

Rucha S. Dagaonkar, Tiyas Sen, Zarir F. Udwadia, Mukesh B. Desai

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

Citation Information : Dagaonkar RS, Sen T, Udwadia ZF, Desai MB. Primary immune deficiency in the intensive care unit: It is never too late to diagnose and treat. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (3):179-181.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.84903

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


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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