Granulomatous Colitis

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Definition

Chronic granulomatous disease is an inherited disorder in which immune system cells called phagocytes do not function properly. This leads to ongoing and severe infection.


Alternative Names

CGD; Fatal granulomatosis of childhood; Chronic granulomatous disease of childhood; Progressive septic granulomatosis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a genetic disorder in which certain immune system cells are unable to kill some types...

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