An Active Duty Patient With Common Variable Immune Deficiency With Early Diagnosis With the Help of the Electronic Record

Kristopher Peters, Michael Switzer, Sean Shirley


Electronic medical records have become an integral part to the practice of both military and civilian medicine. One key benefit is the ability to observe the patient as a whole, as opposed to one presenting symptom at a time. We report a case of common variable immunodeficiency in an active duty male who presented with a variety of soft tissue and sinopulmonary tract infections. With the assistance of the electronic medical record, we could view the entirety of the patient’s medical history with ease and were able to make the diagnosis. Because treatment with IVIG has been shown to reduce both morbidity and mortality, it is necessary for diagnosis to be made early in our active duty population.

J Med Cases. 2015;6(2):62-64


CVID; EMR; Immune deficiency; Immunocompromised; Electronic health record; Immunology

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