Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)

Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), also called hypogammaglobulinemia, is an inherited (genetic) condition in which a person's immune system has trouble producing antibodies. People with common variable immunodeficiency usually begin to develop frequent infections while in their teens or twenties.

Current as of: May 24, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease