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Jeremy Woodward, Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, Dinakantha Kumararatne
Chronic infection with Norovirus is emerging as a significant risk for patients with immunodeficiency - either primary or secondary to therapeutic immunosuppression. Patients with primary immunodeficiency present a range of pathological responses to Norovirus infection. Asymptomatic infections occur and differentiating viral carriage or prolonged viral shedding after self-limiting infection from infection causing protracted diarrhoea can be challenging due to relatively mild pathological changes that may mimic other causes of diarrhoea in such patients (for instance pathogenic bacteria or parasites or graft-versus-host disease)...
October 18, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Chuan Shi, Fen Wang, Anli Tong, Xiao-Qian Zhang, Hong-Mei Song, Zheng-Yin Liu, Wei Lyu, Yue-Hua Liu, Wei-Bo Xia
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) with central adrenal insufficiency is a recently defined clinical syndrome caused by mutations in the nuclear factor kappa-B subunit 2 (NFKB2) gene. We present the first case of NFKB2 mutation in Asian population. METHODS AND RESULTS: An 18-year-old Chinese female with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) deficiency was admitted due to adrenal crisis and pneumonia. She had a history of recurrent respiratory infections since childhood and ectodermal abnormalities were noted during physical examination...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
R Yazdani, R Seify, M Ganjalikhani-Hakemi, H Abolhassani, N Eskandari, F Golsaz-Shirazi, B Ansaripour, E Salehi, G Azizi, N Rezaei, A Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous disease, characterised by hypogammaglobulinaemia leading to recurrent infections and various complications. The aim of this study was to classify CVID patients based on four known classifications (Paris, Freiburg, EUROclass, and B-cell patterns) by measurement of B-cell subsets and to assess the relation of each classification with clinical manifestations. METHODS: We measured all B-cell subsets as both absolute count and percentage in 30 CVID patients and 30 healthy individuals using four-colour flow cytometry...
October 4, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
María Belén Almejún, Bárbara Carolina Campos, Virginia Patiño, Miguel Galicchio, Marta Zelazko, Matías Oleastro, Pablo Oppezzo, Silvia Danielian
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by impaired immunoglobulin production and usually presents with a normal quantity of peripheral B cells. Most attempts aiming to classify these patients have mainly been focused on T cell phenotypes or B cell phenotypes and their ability to produce protective antibodies, but it is still a major challenge to find a suitable classification that includes the clinical and immunological heterogeneity of these patients...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Elif Azarsız, Neslihan Karaca, Erturk Levent, Necil Kutukculer, Eser Sozmen
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a rare clinically symptomatic primary immunodeficiency disorder which manifests a wide variability of symptoms, complications. Atherosclerosis in CVID patients have not been investigated yet contrary to other severe clinical complications. We aimed to investigate the chitotriosidase enzyme's role as an inflammation and atherosclerosis marker in pediatric CVID patients. METHODS: CVID patients (n =24) and healthy controls (n = 23) evaluated for chitotriosidase activity with other inflammation markers (hsCRP, myeloperoxidase, serum amyloid A, ferritin), lipid profile and echocardiographic findings (carotid artery intima media thickness - cIMT, brachial artery flow-mediated vazodilatation - FMD%)...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
Jenna Thuc-Uyen Nguyen, Ari Green, Michael R Wilson, Joseph L DeRisi, Katherine Gundling
Common variable immunodeficiency is a rare disorder of immunity associated with a myriad of clinical manifestations including recurrent infections, autoimmunity, and malignancy. Though rare, neurologic complications have been described in a small number of case reports and case series of CVID patients. In this article, we present a patient with CVID who suffered significant neurologic morbidity and categorize the reported range of neurologic complications associated with CVID. Our case highlights the complex nature of neurologic manifestations in CVID patients, and our review of the current database suggests that infection and inflammatory neurologic disorders are the cause of most neurologic presentations...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
Esmaeil Mortaz, Payam Tabarsi, Davod Mansouri, Adnan Khosravi, Johan Garssen, Aliakbar Velayati, Ian M Adcock
The life span of patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiency is increasing due to recent improvements in therapeutic strategies. While the incidence of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) is 1:10,000 births, that of secondary immunodeficiencies are more common and are associated with posttransplantation immune dysfunction, with immunosuppressive medication for human immunodeficiency virus or with human T-cell lymphotropic virus infection. After infection, malignancy is the most prevalent cause of death in both children and adults with (PIDs)...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Isabella Quinti, Federica Pulvirenti, Patrizia Giannantoni, Joud Hajjar, Debra L Canter, Cinzia Milito, Damiano Abeni, Jordan S Orange, Stefano Tabolli
BACKGROUND: Generic health status quality of life (QoL) instruments have been used in patients with common variable immune deficiency (CVID). However, by their nature, these tools may over- or underestimate the impact of diseases on an individual's QoL. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire to measure specific-health-related QoL for adults with CVID (CVID_QoL). METHODS: The 32-item content of the CVID_QoL questionnaire was developed using focus groups and individual patient interviews...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Reza Yazdani, Mazdak Ganjalikhani-Hakemi, Mohammad Esmaeili, Hassan Abolhassani, Shahram Vaeli, Abbas Rezaei, Zohre Sharifi, Gholamreza Azizi, Nima Rezaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous group of primary immunodeficiency characterized by recurrent infectious. We evaluated whether defective PI3K/Akt/FoxO pathway could influence B-cell fate. Determination of B-cell subsets in CVD patients and healthy donors (HDs) were performed using flow cytometry. We evaluated mRNA level and protein expression of PI3K, Akt and FoxO molecules using real-time PCR and flow cytometry, respectively. Moreover, phosphorylated Akt (p-Akt) expression in B-cells has also been measured by flowcytometry...
September 21, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Gholamreza Azizi, Hassan Abolhassani, Mohammad Hosein Asgardoon, Tina Alinia, Reza Yazdani, Javad Mohammadi, Nima Rezaei, Hans D Ochs, Asghar Aghamohammadi
INTRODUCTION: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) comprises a large heterogeneous group of patients with primary antibody deficiency. AREAS COVERED: The affected patients are characterized by increased susceptibility to infections and low levels of serum immunoglobulin. However, enteropathy, granulomatous organ infiltrates, malignancy, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions are also prevalent. The concomitance of immunodeficiency and autoimmunity appears to be paradoxical and creates difficulties in the management of autoimmune complications affecting these patients...
September 16, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Supriya M Paranjpe, Avani Koticha, Preeti R Mehta
Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID) is a primary immunodeficiency characterized by low antibody levels and recurrent infections. This makes an individual more prone to recurrent respiratory and gastrointestinal tract infections. In cases where there is persistent positive finding of intestinal parasites in stool, a high index of suspicion should be raised to rule out immunodeficiency state. Early diagnosis of such cases will help in reducing the morbidity and better management of the patient. A case of CVID in 18-year-old male with recurrent lower respiratory tract infection and chronic diarrhoea due to Giardia lamblia is reported herewith...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Sarah A Williams, Laura E Moench, Fatima Khan, Gregory Vercellotti, Michael A Linden
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) comprises a heterogeneous group of disorders of humoral immunity, characterized by marked deficiencies in serum immunoglobulins. Immune dysregulation causes susceptibility to recurrent bacterial infections, as well as autoimmune and lymphoproliferative disorders. Although the lymphoid cells comprising the atypical proliferations are often clonally related, their malignant potential and clinical significance differ from similar lesions in individuals with immunocompetence...
November 2016: Laboratory Medicine
Serhat Uysal, Varol Tunalı, Eylem Akdur Öztürk, Ömür Ardeniz, Meltem Işıkgöz Taşbakan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Seray Özensoy Töz, Nevin Turgay, Bilgin Arda
OBJECTIVE: Parasites might cause atypical and severe infections in immunocompromised hosts. The prevalence of diarrhea among common variable immune deficiency (CVID) syndrome patients varies between 20% and 94%, which indicates that diarrhea and gastrointestinal system (GIS) complaints could be the second leading cause of morbidity in CVID patients after respiratory tract infections. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites in CVID patients with GIS complaints and diarrhea...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Jarrett E Walsh, Jose G Gurrola, Scott M Graham, Sarah L Mott, Zuhair K Ballas
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary antibody deficiencies have an increased frequency of sinonasal and pulmonary infections. Immunoglobulin (Ig) replacement is a standard therapy for common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and other antibody deficiency diseases. Although there is convincing evidence that Ig replacement reduces pulmonary infections, there is little evidence that it reduces sinus infections or abates chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). This study aims to identify the impact of Ig replacement on CRS in antibody deficiencies...
August 23, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Mahisa Mokhtari, Alireza Shakeri, Babak Mirminachi, Hassan Abolhassani, Reza Yazdani, Bodo Grimbacher, Asghar Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a primary immune deficiency with heterogeneous complications. The purpose of this study is to determine disease severity in a cohort of CVID patients based on the suggested scoring system and investigate predisposing factors which would be helpful to predict the severity of the disease. METHODS: The study population comprised 113 CVID patients (69 males and 44 females) who were visited at Children's Medical Center (Pediatrics Center of Excellence affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran) during the last 30 years (from 1984-2014)...
August 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Silje F Jørgensen, Henrik M Reims, Didrik Frydenlund, Kristian Holm, Vemund Paulsen, Annika E Michelsen, Kristin K Jørgensen, Liv T Osnes, Jorunn Bratlie, Tor J Eide, Christen P Dahl, Ellen Holter, Rune R Tronstad, Kurt Hanevik, Hans-Richard Brattbakk, Fatemeh Kaveh, Torunn Fiskerstrand, Anne-Marte B Kran, Thor Ueland, Tom H Karlsen, Pål Aukrust, Knut E A Lundin, Børre Fevang
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to study the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and histopathology in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) as well as linking the findings to GI infections and markers of systemic immune activation. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we addressed GI symptoms in 103 patients and GI histopathological findings in 53 patients who underwent upper and lower endoscopic examination. The most frequent histopathological findings were linked to GI symptoms, B-cell phenotype, and markers of systemic immune activation (soluble (s)CD14, sCD25, and sCD163)...
October 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Rémi Bertinchamp, Laurence Gérard, David Boutboul, Marion Malphettes, Claire Fieschi, Eric Oksenhendler
BACKGROUND: In 2014, the European Society for Immune Deficiencies (ESID) revised the common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) diagnosis criteria by incorporating new clinical and biological markers. The new definition appeared more restrictive but had not yet been evaluated in a large cohort of patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of this new definition in a large cohort of patients with primary hypogammaglobulinemia. METHODS: Evaluation of 3 different CVID definitions (ESID/Pan-American Group for Immunodeficiency [PAGID] 1999, ESID 2014, DEFI 2015) in 521 patients included in the French DEFI study with a diagnosis of primary hypogammaglobulinemia...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Ahmet Zafer Çalişkaner, İsmail Reisli, Şevket Arslan, Ramazan Uçar, Hüseyin Ataseven, Nedim Yılmaz Selçuk
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study is to establish follow-up protocols for adult patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) in a recently founded adult immunology clinic in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey, where a clinical immunology center for adults was not available previously. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 patients with CVID aged 18 years and older were included in this study. The file format consisted of 13 pages and was developed for the purpose of the study...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Daan J Aan de Kerk, Machiel H Jansen, Stephen Jolles, Klaus Warnatz, Suranjith L Seneviratne, Ineke J M Ten Berge, Ester M M van Leeuwen, Taco W Kuijpers
Primary antibody deficiencies (PADs) are the most common immunodeficiency in humans, characterized by low levels of immunoglobulins and inadequate antibody responses upon immunization. These PADs may result from an early block in B cell development with a complete absence of peripheral B cells and lack of immunoglobulins. In the presence of circulating B cells, some PADs are genetically caused by a class switch recombination (CSR) defect, but in the most common PAD, common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), very few gene defects have as yet been characterized despite various phenotypic classifications...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
William Rae
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are a group of rare genetic diseases resulting in the impairment of one or more functions of the human immune system. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is one of the most prevalent PIDs, yet despite extensive genetic analysis, most patients do not have a monogenetic diagnosis. This has led to the theory that CVID must be a polygenetic condition. An alternative theory to a monogenetic or polygenetic underlying cause of CVID is that it is epigenetic phenomena that are causal in the majority of CVID patients...
August 2, 2016: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
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