A guide for medical professionals

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.

CGD - guide for medical professionals

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 

Clinical manifestations 

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

Further reading/information 

Specialist centres in the UK 

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