Atypical presentation of chronic granulomatous disease with Burkholderia cepacia

Justin M Vining, Nirupma Sharma, Margaret Frank Guill

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Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare inherited disorder of neutrophil oxidative burst. In patients with CGD, phagocyte destruction of catalase-producing organisms is impaired, resulting in recurrent and potentially fatal infections. Burkholderia cepacia, a catalase-producing organism, is known to infect patients with dysfunctional immune systems. We report a case of a 3-year-old boy with this rare infection that unravelled the diagnosis of CGD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA1607
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Aug 6 2014


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