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October 1983

Transient Immunoglobulin and Antibody Production: Occurrence in Two Patients With Common Varied Immunodeficiency

Author Affiliations

From the Second Department of Medicine, University Hospital (Dr Zielinski); the Center for Pulmonary Diseases (Drs Mutschlechner and Schwarz); and the Institute of Immunology, the University of Vienna (Dr Eibl), Austria.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(10):1937-1940. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350100109022

• Two patients with common varied immunodeficiency both had increased immunoglobulin responses for a limited period of time on acquiring a bacterial infection. In one patient a relatively short-lived high-antibody response was produced on vaccination with tetanus toxoid. Although the patients varied in their course of immunoglobulin and/or antibody production, our results demonstrate that some patients with common varied immunodeficiency are able to produce both under certain circumstances.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1937-1940)

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