Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist doctor should be consulted for treatment and follow up of chronic granulomatous disease?

Consult a Hematologist or a General Physician. For biopsy a General Surgeon may need to be involved.

2. Do CGD ever affect girls?

The most common genetic type of CGD affects only boys. There are however some genetic types that affect girls.

3. Which races are more susceptible to CGD?

No racial predilection is known.

4. What are the complications of CGD?

Kell antigens form a group of antigens on the human red blood cell surface. Gene deletions make patients with CGD sensitised to Kell antigens after blood transfusions, i.e. antibodies are produced against these antigens. This leads to complications after subsequent transfusions. Hence it is important to examine the Kell-antigen status in patients.

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Very good article. We have an international support group for CGD. CGD Association c/o Mary Hurley cgda@socal.rr.com www.cgdassociation.org We do not have any CGD patients from India on our database. Please forward this information to your CGD patients as it would be good to link patients from India with other patients from India. Thanks, Mary Hurley

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