Acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency: postmortem diagnosis.

Acquired C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency is a clinical syndrome closely resembling hereditary angioedema in which most patients have an associated malignancy of B cell lineage. Sera from 33 patients with B cell neoplasms were assayed for C1 esterase inhibitor level by rocket immunoelectrophoresis. The clinical summary of a patient who met the biochemical… CONTINUE READING