Chronic Granulomatous Disease

The chronic granulomatous disease is a hereditary disorder where white blood cells called phagocytes cannot kill certain types of fungi and bacteria. People with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) are highly susceptible to life-threatening bacterial and fungal infections.

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Is chronic granulomatous lymphadenitis a serious disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have swelling in the throat for the last three months that increase in size and feeling pain when I touch. I am taking antibiotics for infection. The report of the sample taken from the throat says chronic granulomatous lymphadenitis. I want to ask about this disease's seriousness. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query, and I have looked at the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) shows chronic granulomatous lymphadenitis, suggestive of Koch's pathology. This mean...  Read Full »

Chronic Granulomatous Disease And Sleep Apnea Connected To Each Other?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53 year old army veteran, served for 33 years, who was diagnosed while serving in the army with chronic granulomatous disease and sleep apnea. When I filed a Veterans Administration (VA) claim, the VA rated me for compensation but combined the ratings into one rating. This mean...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an immunodeficiency condition where the white blood cells cannot fight the pathogens effectively which cause different types of infections. As for sleep apnea, it is caused by narrowing of the air passages mostly in the nasopha...  Read Full »

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