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August 31, 2022
Living with CGD

Family coping with chronic granulomatous disease relies on tight bonds

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Parents Marge Fujikawa and Irving Chew understood the gravity of their two sons’ diagnoses of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). They ensured their children received the proper care for their many infections, which sometimes meant spending weeks in the hospital, and administered their preventative medicine – injections of gamma interferon,

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July 28, 2022
Living with CGD

CGDAA empowers, connects CGD community

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When a child is first diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), it can shock families and bring up challenging emotions. Many parents experience anxiety and depression, as they’ve watched their child struggle for months or years with infections, surgeries, and hospitalizations, only to be told that the cause is CGD. CGD is a

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June 24, 2022
Living with CGD

Study finds CGD carriers exhibit symptoms of disorder

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  Update Prior research studies have shown that female X-linked carriers of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) – mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers – exhibit some symptoms related to the disease. The most common are discoid lupus (which causes round lesions on the skin), mouth ulcers, and joint pain. But a new study that

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May 02, 2022
Living with CGD

CGD symptoms vary with superoxide production

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  Mutations in genes of persons with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) affect the person’s production of superoxide, which in turn dictates the severity of CGD symptoms, according to a review of CGD by Dr. Jennifer Leiding and Dr. Steven Holland for the National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine. The six genes that can be

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March 25, 2022
Living with CGD

Advocacy, provider support critical in helping family cope with CGD

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For over a year, Diane Mato repeatedly took her toddler son Nicholas to doctors because of fevers that lasted weeks and severe urological problems that required a painful scope in his bladder and a catheter.  The Mato family includes, from left, dad Manny, Nicholas, Adrian, mom Diane, and Eric.   When symptoms returned despite the medical

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