oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) : PID123

Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



In this article in our series on primary immunodeficiency, Dr Goodheart, a paediatrician, is consulted regarding an interesting referral from the surgeons in her hospital. Brendan, a four-year-old boy, is admitted to the surgical ward presenting with fever and abdominal pain. He has pain and abdominal palpation with guarding and decreased air entry is heard over the right lower lobe of his lungs. He also complains of headaches and is mildly jaundiced but, strangely, he does not appear to be acutely ill.

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