Two Chronic Granulomatous Disease Diagnosed in Adult Age

Akyil F. T. , Sevim T., BARIŞ S. , Aksoy E., Tokyay D. A. , Bodur Y., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, cilt.17, sa.4, ss.163-167, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5578/ttj.30515
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.163-167


Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare, inherited primary immunodeficiency that is usually diagnosed at adulthood and is presented with recurrent bacterial and fungal infections. In this case report, two adult cases of CGD have been presented. A 29-year-old woman was referred to our clinic with hypoxic respiratory failure, with a pre-diagnosis of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (TB). Her lung biopsy had been reported as granulomatous inflammation, she hadnot responded to a 5 month anti-TB treatment. A complete medical history consisted of 4 occasions of treatment with anti-TB drugs and that her sister and brother had undergone TB therapy. However, since childhood, a TB bacilli had never been isolated microbiologically in the siblings. Patient's parents were third degree consanguineous. The patient still had a purulent drainage around the operation site. Microbiological studies of the wound drainage and respiratory tract have not encountered any specific microorganism. Investigation of an immunodeficiency has proved CGD through nitroblue tetrazolium test. Her siblings has been diagnosed as CGD as well.