Chronic Granulomatous Disease Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Roman J Nowicki, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

How common is chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the pathophysiology of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What causes chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the US prevalence of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the global prevalence of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What are the racial predilections of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What are the sexual predilections of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the prognosis of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is included in patient education about chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What are the possible complications of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Chronic Granulomatous Disease?

Workup

How is chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)diagnosed?

What is the role of flow cytometry in the diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the role of CBC counts in the workup of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the role of culture and sensitivity studies in the workup of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the role of immunologic testing in the workup of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Which tests are used to diagnose chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the role of molecular testing in the diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the role of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Treatment

How is chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) treated?

What is the role of gene therapy in the treatment of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is the role of prophylactic therapy in the treatment of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Which medications in the drug class Biologic response modifiers are used in the treatment of Chronic Granulomatous Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal agents are used in the treatment of Chronic Granulomatous Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Chronic Granulomatous Disease?