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Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)

CGD is an inherited syndrome in which white blood cells called phagocytes are unable to kill certain bacteria and fungi. People with CGD have increased susceptibility to infections caused by certain types of bacteria and fungi. Some examples of these types of bacteria include the following:

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Burkholderia cepacia
  • Nocardia species

And here are the fungi related to CGD:

  • Aspergillus species

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Last Updated October 20, 2010

Last Reviewed October 14, 2010