Primary immunodeficiency in the adult population

Toral A. Kamdar*, Leslie C Grammer III

*Corresponding author for this work

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Primary immunodeficiencies can be clinically important disorders in the adult population and generally present with recurrent, recalcitrant, and/or severe sinopulmonary infections. In particular, common variable immunodeficiency and specific antibody deficiency are relevant. In this chapter, we discuss a common case presentation of each of these immunodeficiencies and include in our discussion the evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenging Cases in Rheumatology and Diseases of the Immune System
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781461450887
ISBN (Print)146145087X, 9781461450870
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013


  • Common variable immunodeficiency
  • Recurrent infections
  • Specific antibody deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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