Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Acetaminophen Use can Trigger a False-Positive Diagnostic Test
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Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Acetaminophen Use can Trigger a False-Positive Diagnostic Test

According to a story from newshealth.biz, the results of recent research have revealed that recent use of acetaminophen can trigger a false-positive result on the dihydrorhodamine (DHR) test. This test…

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Stem Cell Therapy Using Patient’s Own Cells Shows Potential for Chronic Granulomatous Disease
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Stem Cell Therapy Using Patient’s Own Cells Shows Potential for Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare form of immunodeficiency. The most common form of this disease is X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD) which is caused by a mutated CYBB gene. This…

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New Treatment for X-Linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease Granted Orphan Drug Designation
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New Treatment for X-Linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease Granted Orphan Drug Designation

Orchard Therapeutics is investigating their gene therapy, OTL-102, for the treatment of X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD). This treatment has recently received the Orphan Drug designation from the FDA, which…

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New Cellular Model of Chronic Granulomatous Disease Offers Hope for the Future
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New Cellular Model of Chronic Granulomatous Disease Offers Hope for the Future

According to a story from Newswise, a team of scientists and researchers associated with Université de Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine have recently completed a study that maps a cellular model…

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Proof-of-Concept Trial for X-Linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease Treatment Shows Promise

According to a story from Markets Insider, the biopharmaceutical company Orchard Therapeutics recently announced the presentation of proof-of-concept data in regards to their investigational drug candidate OTL-102. This experimental therapy…

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The Rising Price of Prescription Medicine Disproportionately Affects Rare Disease Patients
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The Rising Price of Prescription Medicine Disproportionately Affects Rare Disease Patients

It may not be surprising news to find that the United States now pays more for prescription drugs than any other high-income country. This was not always the case however. Read…

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Surviving Flu Season with a Rare Disease Featuring Randy Gordon

Rare disease patients remain one of the most underserved medical populations, and they often have to deal with debilitating symptoms or complications that can make daily life difficult. For example,…

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CGD News: Genetic Code Editing Makes Animal Testing More Accurate

There is a long-standing debate on the ethical ramifications of testing medical procedures and drug treatments on animals. One side argues that nothing can replace the valuable information gathered from…

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Could this Great New Resource for the CGD Community Help You?
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Could this Great New Resource for the CGD Community Help You?

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited primary immunodeficiency disease associated with granulomas, which are clumps of immune cells that form at the site of infection or inflammation. As a…

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One Dedicated 70+ Doctor is Trying to Identify Thousands of PID Patients
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One Dedicated 70+ Doctor is Trying to Identify Thousands of PID Patients

If you’re lucky enough to find a job that you’re passionate about, it’s easy to see “work” as anything but. Still, love your job or not, it’s important to know…

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Smallest “Patriots Day” Actor Fights a Real Life Villain: CGD
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Smallest “Patriots Day” Actor Fights a Real Life Villain: CGD

Hey, do you guys remember that Mark Wahlberg movie that came out not long ago? You know, the one where he’s a cop? No no, not that one. The serious…

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