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What sort of disease is chronic granulomatous disease (c.G.D.)?

What sort of disease is chronic granulomatous disease (c.G.D.)?

Immunodeficiency: The body's immune system is made of 3 kinds of cells: t-cells, b-cells and WBC (white blood cell). Wbcs roam the various tissues and engulf bacteria and fungi they encounter and then digest them inside themselves. When a crucial molecule, the reactive oxygen species (ros) is not present to enable the killing, the infection is not stopped. So these patients get sick very often. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Chronic Granulomatous Disease (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is chronic granulomatous disease typically?

What is  chronic granulomatous disease typically?

Immunodeficiency: White blood cells (WBC) roam the various tissues and engulf bacteria and fungi they encounter and then digest them inside themselves. When a crucial molecule, the reactive oxygen species (ros) is not present to enable the killing, the infection is not stopped. So these patients get sick often. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Is there more than one good way to treat chronic granulomatous disease?

Yes!: 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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Is it possible for a child to grow out of chronic granulomatous disease?

Is it possible for a child to grow out of chronic granulomatous disease?

No: This is a congenital, metabolic defect that is permanant. Can be addressed however with the specialist. ...Read more

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I have chronic granulomatous disease. Could you tell me what is good for that?

I have chronic granulomatous disease. Could you tell me what is good for that?

Early treatment: People with Chronic Granulomatous disease are prone to infections. Early treatment of any suspected infection is critical. Graulomas may also for in the gastrointestinal system causing colitis so seeing a gastroenterologist regularly would be a good idea if you have any gastrointestinal symptoms. ...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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