Chronic Granulomatous Disease of Childhood in a 23-Year-Old Man

Henry H. Balfour, James J. Shehan, Lt Col Carl E. Speicher, Emanuel Kauder

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Abstract

A 23-year-old man with a history of recurrent bacterial and fungal infections since age 12 was shown to have a functional leukocyte defect similar to that found in children with chronic granulomatous disease. A liver biopsy revealed discrete granulomata. The documentation of this case calls attention to the possibility that there may be a mild form of chronic granulomatous disease and that recurrent bacterial infection in the adult may be due to a functional disorder of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)960-961
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume217
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 16 1971

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Chronic Granulomatous Disease of Childhood in a 23-Year-Old Man'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this