Anusha Taarinie Jha1* and Shiran Shetty2
1Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal,
2Professor and Head, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Anusha Taarinie Jha, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
Received: December 16, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a disorder of the adaptive immune system and is the second most common primary immunodeficiency syndrome. It is characterized by an all-round reduction in immunoglobulin levels, and such patients are susceptible to a variety of gastrointestinal pathologies with nonspecific manifestations. The gastrointestinal mucosa of CVID patients can microscopically mimic collagenous colitis, lymphocytic colitis, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here we describe a case of malabsorption syndrome with CVID along with features of crohn’s colitis. The patient responded well to a course of corticosteroids, which was the primary modality of treatment in this case..
Keywords: Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID); Primary Immune Deficiency; Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); Crohn’s Disease; Malabsorption Syndrome; Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract; Corticosteroids
Citation: Anusha Taarinie Jha and Shiran Shetty. “A Rare Case of Malabsorption Syndrome with Common Variable Immunodeficiency and Crohn’s Colitis". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.2 (2021): 11-14.
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