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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Aug 16 1971|