Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disease CVID is a rare disease, affecting 1 in 25,000 to 1 in 50,000 people worldwide. Finding information about the chronic condition can be challenging, especially because it is a type of primary immunodeficiency.
CVID is specifically characterized by a low level of antibodies, or immunoglobulins, which are proteins found in the plasma of blood. B cells (the white blood cells) produce these specific proteins and the less antibodies or immunoglobins there are, the weaker the body is at fighting off the plethora of foreign substances that try to attack.
Here are a few ways to decipher CVID from PI or PID general information while searching online:
- Acquired Hypogammaglobulinemia
- Late-onset immunoglobulin deficiency
- Common variable immunodeficiency
- Common Variable Hypogammaglobulinemia
- Common Variable Immunodeficiency
- Immunodeficiency, Common Variable