CLINICAL KIDNEY JOURNAL, vol.3, no.5, pp.456-458, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most common form of severe antibody deficiency. The disorder is associated with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, including infections and chronic lung, gastrointestinal and autoimmune diseases. A 29-year-old female patient has had frequent sinopulmonary infections and gastroenteritis for the last 20 years and had been given broad-spectrum antibiotics for treatment. Immunoglobulin (Ig) levels were at undetectable levels. Renal biopsy was consistent with AA amyloidosis. She is now under follow-up with periodic intravenous Ig treatment without any infection during the last 10 months. CVID must be kept in mind in patients with recurrent sinopulmonary infections.