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chronic granulomatous disease

chronic granulomatous disease in Medicine

chronic granulomatous disease n.
A congenital defect in the ability of polymorphonuclear leukocytes to kill phagocytized bacteria, resulting in increased susceptibility to severe infections. Also called congenital dysphagocytosis.

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