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U.S. Researchers Find New Way to Gauge Rare Genetic Condition

Posted 29 Dec 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 – Federal researchers say they've gained insight into how to analyze the risks facing people with a rare immune system-weakening condition called chronic granulomatous disease, paving the way toward more personalized treatment. "Advances in treatment of CGD have made it possible for people with this once-fatal disease of early childhood to survive into adulthood; however, the disease remains difficult to manage," Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a news release from the agency, which co-sponsored the research. "Having a marker to help predict disease prognosis will enable physicians to recommend treatment options that are more tailored to the needs of individual patients." The inherited disease causes people to become especially vulnerable to infections caused by certain germs and fungi, leading ... Read more

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