Rezidivierende Meningitis bei familiärem Mangel der achten Komponente des Komplementsystems


An 18-year-old man suffered from recurrent bacterial meningitis. Investigation of the complement system revealed deficiency of the 8th complement component (C8) in the patient and his sister. Genetic defects of the terminal complement components C5 to C8 predispose toNeisseria infections, probably due to a lack in bacteriolytic activity. It is to be noted… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01745581


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