Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in immune system disorders have expertise in caring for people with chronic granulomatous disease and other primary immunodeficiency conditions. The Primary Immunodeficiency Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is a designated Jeffrey Modell Foundation Diagnostic and Research Center.
  • Diagnosis and treatment experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating people with chronic granulomatous disease. Doctors work closely with you to give the most appropriate treatment. Doctors trained in pediatric immunodeficiency disorders care for children with chronic granulomatous disease and other immune system disorders.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in chronic granulomatous disease and other primary immunodeficiency conditions and conduct clinical trials.

Diagnosis

Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and other primary immunodeficiency disorders.

To diagnose your condition, your doctor will review your family and medical history and conduct a physical examination. Your doctor may order several tests to diagnose chronic granulomatous disease.

  • Neutrophil function tests. Your doctor may conduct a dihydrorhodamine 123 (DHR) test or other tests to see how well a type of white blood cell (neutrophil) in your blood is functioning. Doctors usually use this test to diagnose CGD.
  • Genetic testing. Your doctor may request a genetic test to confirm the presence of a specific genetic mutation that results in chronic granulomatous disease.
  • Prenatal testing. Doctors may conduct prenatal testing to diagnose CGD if one of your children already has been diagnosed with CGD.

Treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating chronic granulomatous disease with several options. Doctors will help reduce your infections and help you manage your condition.

Your treatment may include:

  • Infection management. Doctors work to recognize and treat your infections as soon as they occur.
  • Medications. Doctors may prescribe antibiotic and antifungal medications to help treat your condition.
  • Gamma-interferon therapy. You may have gamma-interferon injections periodically, which may help boost cells in your immune system and help fight infections.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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