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The role of the complement system in hereditary angioedema

Csuka, Dorottya and Veszeli, Nóra and Varga, Lilian and Prohászka, Zoltán and Farkas, Henriette (2017) The role of the complement system in hereditary angioedema. Molecular Immunology, 89. pp. 59-68. ISSN 0161-5890

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Abstract

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare, but potentially life-threatening disorder, characterized by acute, recurring, and self-limiting edematous episodes of the face, extremities, trunk, genitals, upper airways, or the gastrointestinal tract. HAE may be caused by the deficiency of C1-inhibitor (C1-INH-HAE) but another type of the disease, hereditary angioedema with normal C1-INH function (nC1-INH-HAE) was also described. The patient population is quite heterogeneous as regards the location, frequency, and severity of edematous attacks, presenting large intra- and inter-individual variation. Here, we review the role of the complement system in the pathomechanism of HAE and also present an overview on the complement parameters having an importance in the diagnosis or in predicting the severity of HAE.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > RC Internal medicine / belgyógyászat
SWORD Depositor: MTMT SWORD
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 12:12
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 12:12
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/63607

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