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

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

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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
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 16 1971


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