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Chronic Granulomatous Disease Causes & Risks

Causes

The disease is usually caused by a recessive gene. This means two of this defective gene have to be present for the disease to develop. This gene is carried on the X chromosome. Some individuals inherit the disease in an autosomal recessive pattern. In other words, both parents must have the gene.

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing CGD:

  • Parents who have the recessive trait
  • Being female

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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