Haemostatic and complement changes in a family with ‘allergic’ disorders


Dr I. Neuman, Pediatric Allergy Unit, Hasharon Hospital, Petah Tiqva, Israel.


A family with allergic manifestations, haemostatic disturbances, total absence of haemolytic activity of the complement system and low IgG levels is described. It is suggested that this functional abnormality of the complement system and the decreased level of immunoglobulin G may be due to immune complex reactions.