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A 32-year-old female asked:

What is granulomatous disease? is it related to ra?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
CGD: Chronic granulomatous disease is a genetic defect of white blood cells, specifically polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Granulomas, on the other hand, are a form of pathological change in tissues usually due to infections, but other causes as well, such as sarcoid, foreign bodies, and so on. Whether it is related to your RA can best be discussed with your rheumatologist, and would definitely do this.
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