Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Pronounced: Kron-ik gran-u-lo-ma-tus diseaseEn Español (Spanish Version)
Chronic granulomatous disease occurs when a specific gene from both parents passes to the child. This gene causes phagocytic cells to develop abnormally in the immune system. Phagocytic cells normally kill bacteria. With this disease, these cells cannot work properly. As a result, the body can not fight some types of bacteria. It also makes infections likely to return.
CGD is a rare condition.
Last reviewedMay 2014by Kari Kassir, MD
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