2008 Volume 47 Issue 11 Pages 1053-1056
We report a 28-year-old woman patient suffering from refractory subcutaneous abscess. Stimuli-induced microbicidal reactive oxygen metabolites formation test of the patient's neutrophils revealed that only 9.6% of the neutrophils produced H2O2. DNA analysis of the CYBB that encodes gp91phox demonstrated that she was heterozygous for a nonsense mutation, 206Trp(TGG)/stop(TGA) and therefore, a diagnosis of adult onset X-linked chronic granulomatous disease was made. Our molecular biological study revealed that her disease was caused by a de novo mutation in the CYBB gene on the paternal-origin X-chromosome and a skewed inactivation of the normal maternal X-chromosome.