Here’s How To Get Help When CGD Gets You Down

Chronic granulomatous disorder, or CGD, is an inherited immune disorder where certain cells (called phagocytes) are unable fight bacteria and fungi. Symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, pus-filled bumps beneath the skin, eczema, and persistent diarrhea.

Ongoing antibiotic treatment is used to manage CGD, but serious complications can arise from repeated infections in the lungs, liver, and spleen. Bone damage can also result from having CGD.

If you, or a family member, fights CGD on a day-to-day basis, there is help available.

The CGD Society provides information and other resources to patients, medical professionals, and to women who are at risk of passing CGD along to their unborn children. They are also actively involved in funding research that may improve treatments or ultimately lead to a cure.

Erica Zahn

Erica Zahn

Erica Zahn is passionate about raising awareness of rare diseases and disorders and helping people connect with the resources that may ease their journey. Erica has been a caregiver, and is a patient, herself, so she completely relates to the rare disease community--on a deeply personal level.

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