Hepatic abscess in patients with chronic granulomatous disease.

  title={Hepatic abscess in patients with chronic granulomatous disease.},
  author={Matthew Lublin and David L. Bartlett and David N. Danforth and Howard Kauffman and John I. Gallin and Harry L Malech and Thomas H. Shawker and Peter L. Choyke and David E Kleiner and Douglas J. Schwartzentruber and Richard Chang and Ellen S DeCarlo and Steven M Holland},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={235 3},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, and surgical management of hepatic abscesses in patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Chronic granulomatous disease is a rare inherited primary immunodeficiency in which phagocytes cannot destroy catalase-positive bacteria and fungi. Defects in the phagocytic cells' respiratory burst lead to life-threatening infections, including hepatic abscess. These abscesses are recurrent and often… CONTINUE READING


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