chronic granulomatous disease

noun

Medical Definition of chronic granulomatous disease

: a disorder of the immune system that is characterized by recurrent, often serious infections (such as of the skin, lungs, or liver) and excessive granuloma formation, that results from the inability of phagocytic white blood cells to destroy certain bacteria and fungi, and is inherited as an X-linked or autosomal trait

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“Chronic granulomatous disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chronic%20granulomatous%20disease. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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