Otitis media (ear infection) may occur repeatedly.
9. Bone, 13 percent. The ribs, vertebrae, femur, talus, and tibia may be sites of osteomyelitis.
10. Eye, 11 percent. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) and blepharitis (infection of the eyelid at the base of the eyelashes) are the most common eye symptoms.
11. Joint, 7 percent. Septic arthritis affects the joints.
12. Brain, 7 percent. Brain abscesses are one of the most feared complications.
13. Autoimmunity or rheumatology, 6 percent.
The Chronic Granulomatous Disease Association is a non-profit organization devoted to helping patients and families. See references.
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