Comparison of pulmonary diseases in common variable immunodeficiency and X-linked agammaglobulinaemia (pages 289–295)
Asghar AGHAMOHAMMADI, Abdolreza ALLAHVERDI, Hassan ABOLHASSANI, Kasra MOAZZAMI, Hooman ALIZADEH, Mohammad GHARAGOZLOU, Najmoddin KALANTARI, Vahid SAJEDI, Alireza SHAFIEI, Nima PARVANEH, Masoud MOHAMMADPOUR, Nasser KARIMI, Mohammad Salehi SADAGHIANI and Nima REZAEI
Article first published online: 27 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01679.x
Patients with CVID are at greater risk of developing lung complications than patients with XLA because of delayed diagnosis and possible immune dysregulation. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment reduces the incidence of pulmonary infections in both groups of patients. However, CVID patients are prone to progressive lung disease despite optimal immunoglobulin therapy.