DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for chronic granulomatous disease

Chronic granulomatous disease [DOID:3265]

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) (also known as Bridges–Good syndrome, Chronic granulomatous disorder, and Quie syndrome) is a diverse group of hereditary diseases in which certain cells of the immune system have difficulty forming the reactive oxygen compounds (most importantly, the superoxide radical) used to kill certain ingested pathogens. This leads to the formation of granulomata in many organs. CGD affects about 1 in 200,000 people in the United States, with about 20 new cases diagnosed each year.

Synonyms:  chronic granulomatous disease,  DOID:3265,  chronic granulomatous disorder,  chronic granulomatous syndrome,  Bridges-Good syndrome ...

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