Curr Opin Immunol 2021 Jun 18;72:176-185. Epub 2021 Jun 18.
Institute for Immunodeficiency, Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency, Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; DZIF - German Center for Infection Research, Satellite Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; CIBSS - Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany; RESIST - Cluster of Excellence 2155 to Hanover Medical School, Satellite Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address:
'There is no gene for fate' (citation from the movie 'GATTACA') - and there is no gene for CVID. Common Variable ImmunoDeficiency (CVID) is the most prevalent primary immunodeficiency in humans. CVID is characterized by an increased susceptibility to infections, hypogammaglobulinemia, reduced switched memory B cell numbers in peripheral blood and a defective response to vaccination, often complicated by autoimmune and autoinflammatory conditions. Read More