An 18-month-old boy presented with lytic lesion of skull and recurrent abscesses with Serratia marcescens. The extensive work up revealed a gene mutation confirming the diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). This case scenario underscores the importance of exploring the possibility of immunodeficiency if there is a history of recurrent abscesses with atypical organism. The case also demonstrates that CGD can present as lytic lesion of skull.
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Contributors GK managed the patient and drafted the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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