The use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with common variable immunodeficiency.


Karali Y., Saglam H., Karali Z., Kilic S. Ş.

Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology, vol.21, no.6, pp.480-3, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology
  • Page Numbers: pp.480-3
  • Keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, Common variable immunodeficiency, Immunodeficiency, TURKISH CANCER-PATIENTS, PEDIATRIC-PATIENTS, EASTERN TURKEY, CHILDREN, THERAPIES, PREVALENCE, ASTHMA

Abstract

Objectives: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage is a reality in patients with chronic diseases, but there are no data on CAM usage in immunodeficiency diseases necessitating intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of CAM usage in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID).