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Chronic Granulomatous Disease

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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It is possible that the main title of the report Chronic Granulomatous Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

Synonyms

  • CGD
  • chronic dysphagocytosis
  • chronic granulomatous disease
  • congenital dysphagocytosis
  • fatal granulomatous disease of childhood
  • granulomatosis, chronic, familial
  • granulomatosis, septic, progressive
  • impotent neutrophil syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare inherited primary immune deficiency disorder that affects certain white blood corpuscles (neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages, eosinophils). The disorder is characterized by an inability to resist repeated infectious diseases and a tendency to develop chronic inflammation. Life-threatening recurrent fungal and bacterial infections affecting the skin, lungs, and bones may occur along with swollen areas of inflamed tissues known as granulomas that can be widely distributed. Symptoms usually begin in infancy or childhood. Individuals with mild forms of the disorder may not develop symptoms until the teens or adulthood. Chronic granulomatous disease is a genetic disorder and is caused by inherited defects in an important enzyme in white blood cells that manufactures oxidants for microbial killing.

Resources

Chronic Granulomatous Disease Association, Inc.
2616 Monterey Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Tel: (626)441-4118
Email: cgda@socal.rr.com
Internet: http://www.cgdassociation.org

Immune Deficiency Foundation
40 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Suite 308
Towson, MD 21204
Tel: (410)321-6647
Fax: (410)321-9165
Tel: (800)296-4433
Email: idf@primaryimmune.org
Internet: http://www.primaryimmune.org

Chronic Granulomatous Disease Registry
c/o Immune Deficiency Foundation
25 West Chesapeake Avenue
Room 206
Towson, MD 21204
Tel: (410)321-6647
Fax: (410)321-9165
Tel: (800)296-4433
Email: idf@primaryimmune.org
Internet: http://www.primaryimmune.org

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Office of Communications and Government Relations
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
Tel: (301)496-5717
Fax: (301)402-3573
Tel: (866)284-4107
TDD: (800)877-8339
Email: ocpostoffice@niaid.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/

International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies
Firside
Main Road
Downderry
Cornwall, PL11 3LE
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1503 250 668
Fax: +44 1503 250 961
Email: info@ipopi.org
Internet: http://www.ipopi.org/

Jeffrey Modell Foundation
780 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
USA
Tel: (212)819-0200
Fax: (212)764-4180
Tel: (866)469-6474
Email: info@jmfworld.org
Internet: http://www.info4pi.org

CGD Society
199 Victoria Street
London, Intl SW1E 5NE
United Kingdom
Tel: 0800 987 8988
Email: hello@cgdsociety.org
Internet: http://www.cgdsociety.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

European Society for Immunodeficiencies
1-3 rue de Chantepoulet
Geneva, CH 1211
Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 908 0484
Fax: +41 22 906 91 40
Email: esid@kenes.com
Internet: http://www.esid.org

For a Complete Report

This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

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Last Updated:  9/12/2012
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