Q:

1/17/2014
I have a patient with CVID who had a hip replacement. She is doing well and has no signs of any granulomas. Do these patients have an increased incidence of granuloma formation following surgery or infection at the site?

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

To my knowledge, and based upon a literature search, patients with common variable immunodeficiency syndrome are not at risk of granuloma formation resulting from surgery or the complication of an infection at a surgical wound site.

Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology