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    Is common variable immunodeficiency preventable?

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    Dr Alexander Lozynsky

    Allergy Specialist & Immunologist

    Consultant allergist and immunologist, with particular interest in allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, allergic respiratory disorders, food allergies and sensitivity and allergic skin conditions, including atopic … View Profile

    Currently no. A genetic defect, often as a result of gene mutations, occurs in about 20 per cent of people with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). However, in the majority of cases there are variable factors that account for this condition.

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