The renal disorder C3 glomerulopathy with dense deposit disease (C3G-DDD) pattern results from complement dysfunction and primarily affects children and young adults. There is no effective treatment, and patients often progress to end-stage renal failure. A small fraction of C3G-DDD cases linked to factor H or C3 gene mutations as well as autoantibodies have been reported. Here, we examined an index family with 2 patients with C3G-DDD and identified a chromosomal deletion in the complement factor H–related (
Qian Chen, Michael Wiesener, Hannes U. Eberhardt, Andrea Hartmann, Barbara Uzonyi, Michael Kirschfink, Kerstin Amann, Maike Buettner, Tim Goodship, Christian Hugo, Christine Skerka, Peter F. Zipfel
Enhanced C3 convertase activity in serum of patient no. 635.