Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence C Wolfe, MD; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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The early descriptions of children with chronic granulomatous disease characterized them as presenting with lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, growth failure, and stigmata of chronic skin infections. [9]

  • These physical findings are observed less commonly now than before because most patients are identified and treated in early infancy or childhood.

  • Infected patients sometimes present without the typical symptoms of infection (ie, fever, leukocytosis).


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