Septische Granulomatose als seltene Differenzialdiagnose rezidivierender pulmonaler Infektionen bei Erwachsenen

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Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) should be considered as a differential diagnosis in children and adolescents with frequent infections, especially when caused by certain specific pathogens.This case report describes a 64-year-old female with multiple recurrent and complicated bronchopulmonary infections, caused by common, but also rare pathogens, autoimmune phenomena, malignancies and recurrent organizing pneumonia (OP) with granulomas. Finally, the patient was diagnosed with p47phox-deficient chronic granulomatous disease (CGD).Individuals with a primary immunodeficiency may survive multiple complications and may be diagnosed at an advanced age especially if the affected structure shows residual activity. When confronted with patients with recurrent bronchopulmonary infections, especially with certain specific rare pathogens, in combination with organizing pulmonary granulomas as well as autoimmune phenomena, CGD should be considered even in elderly patients. Delayed diagnosis significantly increases mortality and morbidity in such cases.

Translated title of the contribution
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
A Rare Differential Diagnosis in Recurrent Pulmonary Infections in Adults


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)678-683
Number of pages6
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0001-6022-6827/work/127321412
Scopus 85088129468
ORCID /0009-0003-6519-0482/work/143074879



  • Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Granulomatous Disease, Chronic/complications, Humans, Infections, Middle Aged, Pneumonia/diagnosis