chronic granulomatosis

chronic granulomatosis

[′krän·ik ‚gran·yə‚lō·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A disorder of the phagocytes in which they ingest bacteria normally but fail to kill them; disease is usually fatal due to overwhelming bacterial infection.
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Tokyo, Japan, Jan 11, 2007 - (JCN) - Bio affiliate ViroMed Co., Ltd., based in Korea, announced the Korea Food & Drug Administration approval of their clinical trial of VM106, gene therapy treatment drug, for chronic granulomatosis.
In addition, a killing test to evaluate macrophage activity was performed, and a diagnosis of chronic granulomatosis disease was excluded.
Histopathology of lymph node tissues can demonstrate a variety of findings, from an acute abscess to chronic granulomatosis. Culture, however, is rarely useful because the intracellular pathogens grow poorly in standard culture media.