Let's Talk: Jasmine Ahumada

Jasmine Ahumada was an active 27-year-old with a career she loved when her life took a dramatic turn seven years ago. After chronic illness and a serious staph infection left her hospitalized and grappling for answers, Jasmine was eventually diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). Unable to... more

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Avoiding Germs at the Gym

It's well known that exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, and for many of us, that can mean hitting the gym a few times a week. Unfortunately, gyms tend to be hotbeds of germ activity (did you know norovirus, which causes stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea, can survive for... more

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Reader: Can CVID cause elevated liver enzymes in children?

Abbie: I spoke with a physician who said that liver issues are not uncommon in patients with CVID. The causes - ethyl alcohol, medications, viral illness, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. - are typically the same as in the general population.... more

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Cheryl Brooks
Assistant Editor

Abbie Cornett
Patient Advocate

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Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego

Erika Lawrence, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Psychology University of Iowa

Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona

Fred Modell
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego

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