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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Chronic Granulomatous Disease (Overview)

Chronic granulomatous disease is a dysfunction of the immune system where white blood cells are unable to effectively swallow up and destroy bacteria. People with this disease are more prone to certain kinds of infections.


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What can I try at home to treat chronic granulomatous disease?

What can I try at home to treat chronic granulomatous disease?

Nothing other than..: ...Maintaining good hygiene including frequent hand washing and avoiding direct contact with sick people as much as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
17 doctors shared insights

Chronic Granulomatous Disease (Overview)

Chronic granulomatous disease is a dysfunction of the immune system where white blood cells are unable to effectively swallow up and destroy bacteria. People with this disease are more prone to certain kinds of infections.


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What symptoms usually go along with chronic granulomatous disease?

What symptoms usually go along with chronic granulomatous disease?

Severe infections: This disease affects the immune system so that they are unable to fight off common germs and get very sick from infections that would be mild in healthy people. These severe infections can include skin or bone infections and abscesses in internal organs (lungs, liver, brain). Children with this disease are healthy at birth but usually develop severe infections in infancy or early childhood. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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What are the symptoms of chronic granulomatous disease?

Chronic infections: Chronic granulomatous disease (cgd) is a genetic disorder in which immune system cells are unable to kill some types of bacteria and fungi. The disorder leads to long term (chronic) and repeated (recurrent) infections. The condition is often discovered in very early childhood. Milder forms may be diagnosed at a later age. Check this site. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002219/. ...Read more

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A friend was just diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease, is that a serious condition?

Yes.: Chronic granulomatous disease (cgd) is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent and often severe bacterial and fungal infections. Cgd symptom onset is usually in infancy or early childhood, and 90% of patients with it are males. I would add that there are other, very different conditions with similar names, so your friend should clarify this with his or her doctor. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What are the tests for chronic granulomatous disease?

Chronic infections: Chronic granulomatous disease (cgd) is a genetic disorder in which immune system cells are unable to kill some types of bacteria and fungi. The disorder leads to long term (chronic) and repeated (recurrent) infections. The condition is often discovered in very early childhood. Milder forms may be diagnosed at a later age. Check this site. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002219/. ...Read more

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Looking forward to going on a trip to the beach with friends this year. Already started getting in shape. Now i've been told I have chronic granulomatous disease. How can I explain to them how I got it?

Looking forward to going on a trip to the beach with friends this year. Already started getting in shape. Now i've been told I have chronic granulomatous disease. How can I explain to them how I got it?

You don't have to: You do not have to explain anything to your friends unless you want to! go and have a great time. You have had this since birth and probably a mild form if it has just recently been diagnosed. You will have to be more vigilant when you are feeling sick as you may need antibiotics for infections sooner than anyone else you know. See comment for more info. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Quite a few!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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