Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Roman J Nowicki, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Gastrointestinal manifestations include perineal abscesses; fistulae; and, characteristically, obstructive lesions associated with granulomatous infiltration; thus consultation with a surgeon may be necessary.

An internist consultation may be necessary because pyrexia should be carefully investigated to reveal the site of the causative infection and the responsible microorganism. Pulmonary disease (eg, recurrent pneumonia, empyema, lung abscess formation) should be treated.


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