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Causes of Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Causes of Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Chronic granulomatous disease is caused by inherited genetic defects.

Chronic Granulomatous Disease Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Males 4 times more likely than females....more »

Gender Ratio of Chronic Granulomatous Disease: male predominance...more »

Gender Profile of Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Males are four times more likely to get this disease than females. (Source: excerpt from Primary Immune Deficiency, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ...more »

Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Chronic Granulomatous Disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Chronic Granulomatous Disease:

Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Chronic Granulomatous Disease:

Causes of Broader Categories of Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Chronic Granulomatous Disease?

Causes: Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Patients with CGD have poorly-functioning phagocytes caused by mutations in one of four different genes. The abnormal genes cannot make proteins required for the production of oxygen byproducts, such as hydrogen peroxide and superoxide, which kill bacteria and fungi. (Source: excerpt from Primary Immune Deficiency, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Related information on causes of Chronic Granulomatous Disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Chronic Granulomatous Disease may be found in:

 

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