International Consensus Document (ICON): Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorders

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jan-Feb;4(1):38-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2015.07.025. Epub 2015 Nov 7.


The International Collaboration in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology initiated an international coalition among the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; the World Allergy Organization; and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology on common variable immunodeficiency. An author group was formed and then divided into individual committees. Within the committee, teams of authors were subgrouped to generate content for specific sections of the document. Content was derived from literature searches, relevant published guidelines, and clinical experience. After a draft of the document was assembled, it was collectively reviewed and revised by the authors. Where evidence was lacking or conflicting, the information presented represents the consensus expert opinion of the group. The full document was then independently reviewed by 5 international experts in the field, none of whom was among the authors of the original. The comments of these reviewers were incorporated before submission for publication.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Agammaglobulinemia / diagnosis*
  • Agammaglobulinemia / immunology
  • Agammaglobulinemia / therapy
  • Age Factors
  • Algorithms
  • B-Lymphocytes / immunology*
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency / diagnosis*
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency / immunology
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Expert Testimony
  • Humans
  • Immunophenotyping
  • International Cooperation