How is pediatric chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) treated?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence C Wolfe, MD; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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Antimicrobial prophylaxis, early and aggressive treatment of infections, and interferon-gamma are the cornerstones of current therapy for chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)–compatible donor can cure chronic granulomatous disease. [10] However, this approach is fraught with clinically significant morbidity and a finite risk of death. HSCT remains a controversial therapeutic modality in this disease, even when stem cells from a matched sibling donor are available. [11, 12, 13]


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