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Canadian Respiratory Journal - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 4575942, 3 pages -

Clinico-Pathologic ConferencesDivision of Respiratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

Received 21 July 2015; Accepted 9 November 2015

Copyright © 2016 Jonathan H. Rayment and Indra Narang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Chronic granulomatous disease CGD is a rare, polygenic primary immunodeficiency. In this case report, we describe a previously healthy 13-year-old boy who presented with multifocal pulmonary aspergillosis and was subsequently diagnosed with an autosomal recessive form of chronic granulomatous disease. CGD has a variable natural history and age of presentation and should be considered when investigating a patient with recurrent or severe infections with catalase-positive organisms.





Author: Jonathan H. Rayment and Indra Narang

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