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[Common variable immunodeficiency and polyarthritis: a case report].

Authors
  • González-Gay, M A
  • Cereijo, M J
  • Alonso, M D
  • Bal, M
  • Aguero, J J
  • Corredoira, J C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anales de medicina interna (Madrid, Spain : 1984)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1993
Volume
10
Issue
2
Pages
75–76
Identifiers
PMID: 8452976
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a man with common variable immunodeficiency and polyarthritis. He had suffered several infections, including septic arthritis. For this reason we commenced treatment with antibiotics without obtaining a good response. Three weeks' later, and after knowing that the results of all the cultures were negative, we discontinued the antibiotic therapy and started treatment with indomethacin. A dramatic response was rapidly observed. We feel that an arthritis in a patient with a history of previous infections should alert us to the diagnostic possibility of primary antibody deficiency.

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