Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and inclusion body myositis (IBM)

Angela Gause*, Daniela Christine Inderrieden, Rudolf Laas, Andreas Christoph Arlt, Wolfgang Ludwig Gross

*Corresponding author for this work
6 Citations (Scopus)


A case of a 38-year old man with a common variable immunodeficiency syndrome (CVID) is demonstrated who suffered at the same time from a histologically proven inclusion body myositis (IBM). The myositis did not resolve after institution of regular intravenous IgG infusions. This case demonstrates a very long lasting benign course of IBM. The occurrence with CVID may be a clinical hint for a viral pathogenesis of IBM. So far only two similar cases are reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number80067
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 08.2000

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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