Viruses and antibody deficiency syndromes

Immunol Invest. 1988 Apr;17(2):93-105. doi: 10.3109/08820138809055722.


Viral infections that occur in patients with primary immunodeficiencies are summarized. These viral infections include: Echovirus, poliovirus, varicella zoster, non-A non-B hepatitis and hepatitis B. Cases of X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection and congenital rubella syndrome are also reviewed. In the second part of the paper, retrovirus (HIV) isolations from blood mononuclear cells of 3 out of 31 patients with common variable hypogammaglobulinemia are reported. This supports the concept that some of the non-familial "primary" immunodeficiencies may be due to retrovirus infections.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Agammaglobulinemia / microbiology*
  • Echovirus Infections / complications
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Human / complications
  • Humans
  • Opportunistic Infections / complications
  • Retroviridae Infections / complications
  • Virus Diseases / complications*