Common variable immunodeficiency care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Doctors trained in immune conditions and allergic diseases in the Primary Immunodeficiency Center and other areas care for people with common variable immunodeficiency at Mayo Clinic. Having all this expertise in a single place means that a team of the most highly specialized experts in the world are all working together for you or your child.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
CVID is a rare condition, affecting approximately 1 in 25,000 to 50,000 people. Mayo Clinic diagnoses and treats over 400 people with CVID every year. Treatments for CVID focus on decreasing the frequency and the severity of your infections and may include immunoglobulin and antibiotic therapies. Doctors trained in pediatric immunodeficiency disorders care for children with CVID and other immune system disorders at Mayo Clinic Children's Center.
Nationally recognized expertise
The Primary Immunodeficiency Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is a designated referral center for the Jeffrey Modell Foundation — a nonprofit organization that promotes and conducts research for primary immunodeficiency disorders. In addition, the Department of Clinical Genomics includes clinical geneticists who are physicians certified in primary immunodeficiency conditions.
Analysis of your DNA can reveal whether you have inherited the gene that causes CVID. Mayo Clinic's Department of Clinical Genomics can help you understand how a genetically based disorder, such as common variable immunodeficiency, affects you or your child and your family.
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