Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a genetic disease caused by structural mutations in the enzyme NADPH oxidase that results in severe immunodeficiency. End-stage renal disease occurs in this patient population, and is often attributed to the necessary use of nephrotoxic anti-infectives. In this report, we present the experiences of two centers in transplantation of three patients with CGD: one transplanted with CGD, one cured of his CGD with bone marrow transplantation who subsequently underwent kidney transplantation and one that received a kidney transplant prior to being cured of CGD via a sequential peripheral blood stem cell transplant (SCT). All three recipients have enjoyed excellent outcomes. Their courses demonstrate the absolute requirements for a multidisciplinary and compulsive approach before, during and after transplantation. These case reports also highlight the unexpectedly benign effects of immunosuppressive therapy in this patient population.
- Chronic granulomatous disease