Chronic Granulomatous Disease Treatment News and Information

What is Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)?

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited disorder in which certain immune system cells called phagocytes do not function properly and are unable to kill some types of bacteria and fungi. This disorder leads to chronic and recurrent infections. The condition is often discovered very early in childhood. Milder forms may be diagnosed during the teenage years or even in adulthood.

 

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Chronic Granulomatous Disease Treatment News: NIH Scientists Repair Gene Defect in Stem Cells from Patients with Rare Immunodeficiency

(SOURCE: NIH/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES) - CRISPR Gene-Repair Strategy Shows Promise for Treatment of Blood Disorders. Scientists have developed a new approach to repair a defective gene in blood-forming stem cells from patients with a rare genetic immunodeficiency disorder called X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD). After transplant into mice, the repaired stem cells developed into normally functioning white blood ...
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