About Chronic Granulomatous Disease Association, Inc.
The Chronic Granulomatous Disease Association is an 501(c)(3) international, non-profit organization founded in 1982. The association provides information on current treatments and medical research related to chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), an X-linked or autosomal recessive immunodeficiency disorder characterized by frequent prolonged fungal and bacterial infections affecting the skin, lungs, genitourinary tract, and mucous membranes of the mouth and intestines. The organization emotional support to people with CGD, their families, physicians, and other organizations; coordinates networking services; has a physician referral service; and maintains a medical library containing medical articles about CGD and patient treatment funding information. The organization also distributes a variety of materials including booklets, guides, the “CGD Resource Directory,” a patient questionnaire, a referral guide to medical articles on CGD, and a quarterly newsletter.