Lower C3, C4 Complement Proteins Levels Found in CAD Patients

Lower C3, C4 Complement Proteins Levels Found in CAD Patients

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Lower C3, C4 Complement Proteins Levels Found in CAD Patients

People with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) have significantly lower blood levels of C3 and C4 — two key molecules of the body’s innate complement immune system — than their healthy peers, a study found. Notably, CAD patients showed the lowest levels of C3 and C4 among autoimmune hemolytic anemias (AIHAs), a group of rare disorders. These findings may help scientists to better understand the underlying mechanisms of these diseases, and to improve diagnosis and treatment,…

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