The Balancing Act® Goes Behind the Mystery of Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Watch Now!

July 2, 2015

This episode is dedicated to raising awareness about rare and genetic disease that destroys the immune system in infancy on June 22 Show on Lifetime®

Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® featured a special segment on the rare and genetic disease of chronic granulomatous disease as part of the “Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic Diseases” programming. The episode premiered on Monday, June 22, at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®.  The encore presentation of this show will air on Monday, June 29, 2015.

Don’t miss this featured segment taking center stage on The Balancing Act:

  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease – Raising Awareness

The Behind the Mystery series brings important information on a rare and genetic disease that destroys the immune system in infancy….Chronic Granulomatous Disease. The body is constantly fighting a war against infections, bacteria and unwanted microorganisms. But what if you are an unknown carrier of a genetic disorder that disables certain white blood cells, called phagocytes, from responding properly? These important policing agents are responsible for killing harmful microorganisms like bacteria and fungi. Moms who carry this defective chromosome pattern may pass the defect to their child, in which case chronic granulomatous disease may result. This rare and once deadly disease can cause dangerous symptoms in babies, infants and young children including severe and recurring bacterial and fungal infections like staph, and inflammatory masses in their organs called granulomas. Join Dr. Daniel Ambruso, Pediatric Blood Disorder Specialist, as he discusses available diagnostic blood testing for CGD, and advanced treatment options like Actimmune®, that helps support the immune system on several levels, and is helping young CGD patients like Grady, who also joins the show, survive and thrive.


About The Balancing Act®

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