The CGD Society has produced a short guide on chronic granulomatous
disorder for medical professionals, written by medical professionals.
This guide is approved by the CGD Society Medical Advisory Panel (August 2012).
You can download the guide by clicking on the image below. The guide can then either be saved to your computer or printed.
Alternatively, you can read this guide online by clicking each of the different sections below:
What is CGD? Biochemical basis / Incidence and prevalence
Diagnosis Nitroblue tetrazolium test / Dihydrorhodamine test
Inheritance and types of CGD
X-linked CGD carrier health issues
Management of CGD Preventing infection / Anti-bacterial prophylaxis / Anti-fungal prophylaxis / Immunisation / Invasive procedures
Treatment of acute infection and sepsis
Inflammatory complications Colitis / Obstruction of hollow organs
Monitoring Clinical / Blood tests / Ophthalmology / Dental / Nutrition, growth and development
Emotional impact of CGD
Cure of CGD Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation / Gene therapy
Specialist centres in the UK
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