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A 26-year-old female asked:

Dr. tested my pneumococcal antibodies- they were low she gave me pneumo vac retest in 5 weeks, if it comes back low again.. what does this mean?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
CVID: Aka combined variable immunodeficiency. This test is done because you have recurrent sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia & screening tests for weak immune system - CBC & diff, quantitative immunoglobulins, ch50- are ok. A 2nd low test means you don't make adequate antibodies against some bacteria that infect the respiratory tract. Antibiotics & gamma globulin injections will help you.
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